The aptly named Butterfly House by William Duff Architects puts a spacious courtyard at the center of activity.

The asymmetrical Le Corbusier-style butterfly roof gives the home its distinctive form.

For this Silicon Valley residence belonging to a couple of mixed heritage, William Duff Architects (WDA) drew elements from their childhood homes in Ireland and India, respectively. In addition to wanting to pay homage to their backgrounds, the clients, described as “avid design connoisseurs,” asked for a sanctuary space for their family of four—where they could unwind from their busy tech careers—that would also be flexible enough to host large gatherings.

The asymmetrical Le Corbusier-style butterfly roof gives the home its distinctive form.

The asymmetrical, Le Corbusier-style butterfly roof gives the home its distinctive form.

Photo: Matthew Millman

The living room takes advantage of the Californian climate, opening completely to the deck adjoining two indoor/outdoor wings.

The living room takes advantage of the Californian climate, opening completely to the deck adjoining two indoor/outdoor wings.

Photography by Matthew Millman

A Dellarobia Sectional offers comfy seating in the casual living room with a coffee table by Buka Design + Hardwoods.

A coffee table by Buka Design + Hardwoods and a neutral Dellarobia sectional in the living room promote an earthy color and material palette.

Photography by Matthew Millman

See the full story on Dwell.com: A Silicon Valley Retreat Sports a Butterfly Roof and Two Indoor/Outdoor Wings
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