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About the Home

“A Milanese Master Jolts Silicon Valley”
- New York Times, January 2001

In 2001, iconic Italian designer and Memphis Group legend Ettore Sottsass built a custom home for his close friend, David Kelley, co-founder of Ideo and Stanford's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (commonly referred to as the The home was built to challenge your sense of convention while still providing an intimate and functional dwelling.

“The structure is not only an unadulterated expression of Sottsass's design philosophy, but also a reflection of Sottsass and Kelley's friendship.” Dwell Magazine, April 2017

On approximately 5 acres, the property includes a state-of-the-art equestrian center, perimter riding trails, and easy access to the Woodside trail system.

Excellent, quiet Woodside location, set back off the road yet walking distance to town.

4.93 acres

Main Home (3BR, 4.5BA, 6886sf) has five pavilions linked by a sunny atrium:
-Living and Dining
-Master Suite
-Kids Suite

Guest House (1364sf):
-1BR/1BA Studio
-Full kitchen
-Rooftop terrace

Equestrian Facilities:
-1BR/1BA Caretaker's Cottage with attached Tack Room/Feed Room/Laundry
- Wash stall and Main Barn
- Worshop or Barn
- Birthing Stall
- Shaving Shed
- 5 Paddocks
- Riding Arena

About Ettore Sottsass:

Ettore Sottsass was a pivotal Italian architect and industrial designer in late 20th centure. Best known as the founder of the early 1980s Memphis Collective, he designed furniture, buildings, glass, ceramics, jewelry and industrial products. In 1981, his Memphis Group was heralded as the future of design.

Sottsass died at age 90 in 20017. His work can be seen in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, New York and his creations continue to inspire new generations of designers.

“Functionalism is not enough. Design should also be sensual and exciting.”
- Ettore Sottsass

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New York Times

CBS News

SF Gate

Fast Co Design


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SF Curbed

Silicon Valley Business Journal