Swatt Miers Architects


Swatt Miers Architects
Orinda, CA
Built 2016
Photographer: Russell Abraham

With children close to college age, the owners embarked on this project to create a new home that reflects their new lifestyle – with single-level open planning, seamless connections to the outdoors, space for the children to call “home” when they return from college, and a lower level guest suite for visiting parents.

The landscape has been designed for informal family living, with a large, linear pool sited between the family and master bedroom wings.  The living and dining wing opens directly to a large deck that dramatically cantilevers into the canopy of a beautiful California live oak.  Watching the sun set over the hills with a martini in hand from this deck is a dream-come-true for these homeowners.