Ammirato Construction - Publications

Ammirato Construction – Publications

Custom Home Palo Alto

Modern Luxury • Silicon Valley
December 2019


A high-energy family in a fast-paced world takes refuge in a modern home that inspires calm and connection.

Interior Design Palo AltoNot once were the owners of this contemporary Palo Alto abode even remotely ambivalent about their residential needs: “Aesthetically, our priority was simple modern and open with lots of inviting warmth and texture,” says the lady of the house, a tech executive who, together with her husband, is raising three growing girls. “Spaces that, in spite of the open ow, felt like cozy nooks. In a word, organic—an extension of our family.” Less clear was how to execute these details and other dictates of lighting (energy-ecient and as natural as possible) and materials (a low-maintenance trio of stucco, wood and stone) into a cohesive whole.

For this, they entrusted the project to Sarahliz Lawson (, a Saratoga interior designer/architect whose stylistic goals synced beautifully with those of the clients, a tech-savvy duo with creative inclinations, good taste and a laid-back approach to life. e time was absolutely right for a new house. a cramped family had been living in a “tiny
little cottage, bursting at the seams, on a lot they knew they would be scraping one day,” says Lawson. Having been seduced by the weather and easygoing lifestyle of Northern California, the owners—New York City transplants—dreamt of a home built entirely around a swimming pool.


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