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2019 Home Tours


Saturday, May 4, 2019





Open to the public, this self-guided tour is a celebration of residential homes designed by architects. The dwellings featured are cutting edge modern in design, imaginative in the uses and blends of materials, and sensitive to both surrounding neighbors and the environment. Through teamwork, collaboration, and a shared vision, the licensed architects bring their homeowners’ dreams to reality.


Four beautiful homes are located from Los Altos to Palo Alto. These homes range in size from 3,000 to 10,000 square feet are described as:


·       Modern house that serves a gorgeous art gallery next door to the family home

·       Warm, family-friendly, modern interpretation of the Tudor style

·       Stunning home that combines two lots to create an internal oasis

·       Cutting-edge contemporary design that spectacularly expands the meaning of alfresco-living




Tickets purchased online were mailed Tuesday, April 30. After Tuesday, tickets can be purchased online and picked up at the Home Base House on May 4th.


Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the Home Base House:


Nandell House, Home Base, 10 AM - 1:00 PM

606 Nandell Lane, Los Altos, CA 94024






Art House + Courtyard

Palo Alto

A Palo Alto couple was looking for additional living and gathering
space, and a way to display their burgeoning art collection. They jumped at the chance to purchase the adjacent lot. The Art House was built in a way that respects the small scale neighborhood that had come to be their home.


Arbol House

The Arbol House was designed around a desire for copious daylighting balanced with privacy, and large flowing indoor-outdoor spaces for family gatherings and entertaining, and a beloved apple tree in the back.


Junaid Residence
Los Altos Hills

The Junaid Residence merges cutting-edge technology and sustainability
with the experience of living amid nature. The large entrance door opens into a Great Room, where hydraulics can open the north-facing glass wall like an aircraft hangar, extending the living experience outdoors.


Nandell House

Los Altos

Clearly rooted in the modern world, this home has its origins in English Tudor gable forms that satisfy the owners' yearning for a familiar vernacular. Crisply and minimally detailed facades and simple clean landscape design also
meet the clients' request for a calming environment.


We hope by the end of the tour, you are inspired for your own home’s potential.  To learn more, please contact the AIA Silicon Valley at 408-298-0611 ext 101 or email


What makes the Silicon Valley Home Tours different than other home tours?


The Silicon Valley Home Tours was created to showcase the talents of Bay Area residential architects with the goal of educating homeowners. On the tour, you will observe first-hand how working with an architect can transform ordinary living spaces into responsive, tailored, domestic environments using a variety of design solutions.