Forty One Oaks

Portola Valley, California

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


Oak Woodland

Year Completed