Before & After: A Portola Valley Home Draws Inspiration From Down Under

Before & After: A Portola Valley Home Draws Inspiration From Down Under

By Lauren Jones
An unusual siding material enhances a modernist home with a focus on indoor/outdoor connections.

This home, known as Tierwelthause or "Wildlife House," sits on a three-acre lot in California’s idyllic Portola Valley. While the location is quintessential and offers the perfect climate where both Coastal and Live Oaks and grasslands can thrive, the original home was less than impressive.

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