Backyard Retreat

Location: Atherton, CA

Area: 9000 SQ-FT

Completed: 2019

Located in a magnificent park-like setting, this backyard retreat was envisioned as a playful escape to entertain, relax, and enjoy for family and friends. The living room accordion doors open out to a full outdoor kitchen, a lounge centered around the custom fire pit, seamlessly connecting the indoor/outdoor feel between the house and expansive lawn and swimming area. Highlights of this project include designing a custom fountain and sunken garden area in front of the guest cottage, and the kids play area which includes an in-ground trampoline, rope swings, and a deck leading to the custom art room.


General Contractor Marrone & Marrone

Interior Design Matthew O'Dorisio

Landscape Design Ruskin Gardens

Landscape Work Rick Lopez Landscapes

Structural Engineering FTF Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering Murray Engineers

IT/AV Consultant Viking Systems

Photography Miki Duisterhof