Lindsay Chambers commissioned Palo Alto based architect Andrew Young of Yound and Borlik Architects to design a turn of the 20th century Queen Anne Victorian. She wanted the new residence to have a dialogue with the 1906 Edwardian Victorian situated nextdoor to the property, as well as to create an ideal historic-feeling home where the new owner would not have to worry about fixing anything. Even though her property is not subject to national historic register guidelines, out of respect for the neighborhood, Lindsay opted to build a home whose exterior architecture could have easily been original to the area 100 years ago.
The exterior of the home is a straightforward interpretation of Queen Anne architecture, but on the inside, Chambers wanted to loosen up some of the formality of the architecture and introduce transitional style elements. She completed the home with off-beat but inviting vintage-inspired and current furniture.
Behind the home’s enchanting but unassuming facade, there are understated, elegant living quarters updated for Silicon Valley living in the 21st century. The 6 bedroom, 7 ½ bath, 4,400 square foot home is adorned with a chef’s kitchen, Sub Zero and Viking appliances, Calacatta marble counters, Ann Sacks tile, light fixtures by Circa, Urban Electric and Rejuvenation, quarter sawn white oak floors, custom woodwork and cabinetry throughout, and a grand spiral staircase. Have a look at the video below to see the different phases of the construction and let us know what you think about this project. Does the idea of building a century-old-style house from scratch appeal to you?