Tour a warm and welcoming modern farmhouse family home in Menlo Park


Ana Williamson Architect is responsible for the design of this stunning modern farmhouse style family home located in Menlo Park, California. The intent of this project was to create a design that is simple, unassuming and well-functioning with plenty of natural light and an easy relationship with the outdoors. High ceilings, tall windows, and abundant south-facing glazing combine to fill the interior spaces with light and views to the landscape.

Natural materials and a soothing color palette were used throughout this 3,646 square foot house, paying special attention to creating both intimate and communal spaces. Modern details harmonize with the traditional material palette. The calm presence of the main residence, nestled within the large canopy of existing oaks, and its relationship to the site and guest cottage belies the complexity of the design and construction process and obscures the spirit of experimentation that permeated all aspects of this project.

Project Team: Architect: Ana Williamson Architect | Builder: von Clemm Construction


What We Love: This modern farmhouse family home offers a cozy ambiance that is ultra inviting. The interior floor plan is open and spacious with a harmonious flow. In the great room, the design team has done a fabulous job of making the space feel very connected, perfect for family living. We are especially loving the indoor-outdoor connection, offering the quintessential California lifestyle!

Tell Us: What do you think of the overall design of this home? Would this be your idea of the perfect family residence? Let us know why or why not in the Comments below!

Note: Take a look at another fabulous home tour that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of the architects of this project, Ana Williamson Architect: Striking house remodel in Menlo Park: Cloud Street Residence.


Above: The bluestone featured here is Connecticut Bluestone.




Above: The walls and trim throughout the main living spaces is C2 Paint #948 Lumen.


Above: The kitchen island countertop is Caesarstone Quartz. The dimensions are: 6′-2 1/2″ x 3′-6″








Above: The color of the bathroom cabinets is: C2 Paint, Color: Portage (C2-942).


Above: The warm gray cabinets in this home office are painted in a custom color. Here is the formula to take to your local paint store (gallon-size): Sherwin Williams Super Paint Satin Extra White -­ 6503-­68376, B1: 31/32, 1/64, Y3: 41/32, 1/128, L1: 6/32, 1/64, R3: 5/32, G2: 1/32, 1/64, R4: 17/32.


Above: The gray paint color on the walls is a custom mix. Similar to Whitestone 2134-60 | Benjamin Moore.



Photos: Paul Dyer Photography

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2 years ago

Is this house plan available?