Field Architecture | Hillside HouseThe Hillside House, designed by Jess Field and Stan Field showcased in The Wall Street Journal.

Jeff Aalfs, 43, didn’t specifically ask for modern in the remodel and addition to his Portola Valley cottage. But when his architect, Field Architecture, showed him a very contemporary plan that would add 1,500 square feet by cascading the house down a hill, ending at the bottom with a family room with 17-foot ceilings, he loved the way it looked. After it was finished, he was appointed to the Architectural & Site Control Commission, in Portola Valley, where he says about half the new homes in the town are modern-contemporary.

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