High in the Santa Cruz Mountains, above a former cattle ranch in Woodside, four modular cabins stand on the edge of the Pacific, appearing to have been dropped onto the coastline by intergalactic architects.
Forward-thinking architects face an uphill battle in San Francisco, which is known for strict historical mandates when it comes to new construction. But it’s this same old city that inspired Zoë Prillinger and Luke Ogrydziak, a team of modern architects who are ushering in a new era of tech-friendly Bay Area architecture before our very eyes.
More than a decade ago, Jane Rosen traded her Manhattan loft for a 40-acre plot of land atop a hill in San Gregorio, in a belt of sunshine south of Half Moon Bay and just minutes from the ocean. Today, she waves a hand and says, “Sometimes I forget I did this.”
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