Talk about the stars aligning: architect Fu-Tung Cheng’s Menlo Park design, labeled “House 6,” was his sixth custom-built home. The house’s address, assigned by the city? You guessed it—6.
Heavily reliant on concrete and wood, the award-winning House 6 is built following an open plan with recessed lighting and bright accents in fixtures and furniture to offset the overriding gray of the walls. The wall where the fireplace is nestled is huge and imposing, but the stretch of windows along its perpendicular flank warm the space, softening the concrete somewhat. The bathroom is elegant and modern with stainless fixtures and clean, complementary tilework. The roomy kitchen is very inviting with its warm wood and stainless accents, the space illuminated not only by the ceiling soffit lighting but by an attractive rectangular light feature over the table.
Most stunning of all is probably the backyard—that pool is absolutely to die for, and the way the warm light spills from the house at twilight lends itself to many comfortable nights relaxing with a good book and a glass of fine California wine.