As the name implies, this lantern inspired home was designed by San Francisco based Feldman Architecture, in a suburban area of Palo Alto, California. It features an open floor plan  with direct access to a superbly landscaped backyard that boasts a patio space with a path leading to a corner seating area. A circular opening in the roof over the patio creates a view of the sky, and at the same time, a distinct shadow on the grass below.

The lantern effect the home offers is thanks to both the materials and lighting design. Soft lighting diffuses through fenestration to give a feeling of warmth. This is probably most evident in the stairwell area which features a slender screen that runs the entire height of the space, casting rays of sunlight inside during the day, and emitting horizontal stripes on the outside in the evening, thanks to the signature pendant lighting in the stairwell.

[via contemporist]

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