OZ House is a modern mansion designed by Swatt/Miers Architects and erected by Lencioni Construction in Silicon Valley, California. Basing their design on the client’s request for a home resembling a vacation retreat, the architects conceived an L-shaped floor plan that gathers views of the surrounding landscape through large framed windows. White stucco, mahogany and glass compose a residence overlooking the terraced outdoor landscape with lawn play areas, a barbeque patio, and a swimming pool.
The young couple and their two children living here spend their time moving around the two wings of the residence, spread over two levels. The east wing contains the kitchen and a welcoming family room on the lower level, while the private bedrooms offer views of the tall trees from the upper floor. The other wing shelters the guest suite on the ground floor, a media room, a home office and the master bedroom above, on the next floor. These two wings are connected by a partially glazed living and dining space downstairs and a glass bridge that runs east-west connecting the upstairs. Seen from the driveway, the OZ House welcomes guest but protects the private spaces from indiscreet eyes while offering a vacation feel.