41 Oaks produces an architecture that is in conversation with nature. The house is centered around the idea of creating porosity, connecting with the forty-one oaks that dot the site. Instead of creating a massive block of living space, Field Architecture created a series of pavilions that jut into the landscape. The sense of promontory is strongest in the dining room, where a sleek window box cantilevers out over the hillside. Standing there, by the window, there is a sense is of framed views, of the rain chain that you know, even though it isn’t raining right this second, comes so alive. Inside, a warm wood floor and cool concrete walls offer a moment of visual respite from the incredible liveliness outside.
Press: Architect Jess Field Seamlessly Intertwines Indoor and Outdoor Living in a Portola Valley Home, San Francisco Cottages & Gardens, June 2017