MIRAMONTE TOWNHOUSES, Mountain View, California
       
     
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MIRAMONTE TOWNHOUSES, Mountain View, California
       
     
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MIRAMONTE TOWNHOUSES

Twenty-one attached townhouses front onto quiet side streets or onto a small park created in the center of the site. The scale of the buildings is carefully crafted both to harmonize with the adjacent large commercial structure to the East and also to provide a transition to the residential neighborhoods on the North and West. Despite the density of the site, three separate common outdoor spaces for the residents are incorporated into the plan. In the tradition of 19th Century rowhouses, each residence has a public façade addressing the street, while service is provided from the rear. Contemporary details such as metal roofing and steel trellises are blended with traditional French balconies, recessed double hung windows and metal picket fences, establishing a formal but clearly residential architectural vocabulary.