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Spanning 15 acres of Central San Mateo, the development features 418 units, appealing to millennials and empty nesters seeking an escape from city confines.
The Bay Area is revered for its uncompromising natural beauty among the cultural energy that radiates from its cities. Although often in its suburbs, nature has been paved, mowed, and neutered. This multi family residential project answers the call for rewilding of suburbia, where nature is not introduced as merely a stylized aesthetic marker, but rather, embodies the fabric of its surrounds.
Spanning 15 acres of Central San Mateo, the development features 418 units, appealing to millennials and empty nesters seeking an escape from city confines. These seemingly disparate markets are united by their desire to return to a natural state, a more vibrant way of living – which informed the tone of the design proposition.
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As residents move through the community, there is a sense of “nature-blending” from the outside to the inside, breathing organic and natural aesthetics throughout, with nature as the unifying theme for spaces and all community touchpoints.
As a gesture towards the iconic bay windows of San Francisco, the bay terraces were conceived to serve as natural, soothing, and vibrant extensions of the home into the surrounding garden landings.
Each residence is afforded its own private outdoor terrace garden, enabling the occupant to immerse themselves in the landscape. Rooftops and core stair areas welcome greenery to terrace up the building volumes, further integrating the buildings into the landscape and enabling a dynamic visual experience at every level.