Located in Los Altos, California, Curt Cline's modern house seeks to respect the neighborhood fabric. By keeping the abode low-slung, using a few simple geometries, and the leaving the facade spare, Cline helped the structure blend in with the 1940s and 1950s structures around it. The materials—board-formed concrete and cedar slats—instill a contemporary California aesthetic.  Photo 1 of 1 in Discuss: Steel, Glass, Concrete, Wood—Do You Have a Preference? from A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos