Design Scene: A Contemporary Palo Alto Residence by S. Russell Groves
Kitchen of a Palo Alto home Groves designed
Modernist designer and architect S. Russell Groves—who cut his teeth with both Richard Meier and Peter Marino and has created spaces for corporate clients like Tiffany and Co. and Armani as well as residences for Frederic Fekkai and Derek Lam—shares a private Palo Alto residence he worked on for two longstanding clients over two years.
Stairway of a Palo Alto home Groves designed
“They have an amazing art collection and love contemporary furniture and a modern aesthetic, but also have this tendency to buy these traditional homes,” says Groves. “We didn’t want to destroy any of the essence of the house, we wanted to update it and refresh it and make it much more current and contemporary.” The 6, 000 square foot space reflects Groves’ aesthetic: “Simultaneously sybaritic and meticulous; restrained luxury,” while hits of artwork speak to the clients’ creative sensibilities.
Photos courtesy of S. Russell Groves