About the architect

Sausalito architect Michelle Kaufmann, 35, was a student of Michael Graves at Princeton and worked for Frank Gehry in Los Angeles for five years before moving to the Bay Area to open her own office.

"I created the Glidehouse in order to live in a well-designed, less expensive home that would allow us to live lightly on the land." ― Michelle Kaufmann, www.michellekaufmann.com