At the edge of Silicon Valley, a driveway threads through an existing oak woodland leading to a contemporary family compound that sits comfortably on the site. Ground Studio designed this landscape in close collaboration with Arcanum Architects for a young, active family. The house design provides numerous opportunities to invite people to the outside spaces. The pool’s distinct form extends out toward the natural edges and Bear Gulch Creek below. Outdoor entertaining areas near the house extend into green spaces, creating a deliberate tension with our modern interpretation of a California meadow.