Yin Young Residence
Castro Valley, CA
The owner of this Eichler house, a landscape architect, collaborated on the reinvention of the house and garden: tearing away poor additions and bringing back the original intent. The design retains existing sustainable features, such as radiant floor slabs, and incorporates new elements: insulation, high-performance windows, and cork flooring. The roof is redesigned to maintain the characteristic Eichler profile, but now spans an open floor plan and holds new electrical/data cabling. New landscape shapes outdoor rooms using paving patterns, rough cast walls, and grasses to give textural interest and provide privacy.
2011 Historic Preservation Award, Hayward Area Historical Society
Photography: Cesar Rubio Photography