Casa Hermosa is the perfect location for an offsite or film session. Nestled amongst the hills, it offers breathtaking views of the city and mountains, a generous flat grassy area and adjoining hardscape for events, and yet is just 3 minutes from highway 280 and 10 minutes from the center of Mountain View. The Main Space. The interior space is ideal for bringing groups together while still offering areas for breakouts. The main Great Room is approximately 1200 square feet, and encompasses a kitchen, dining area, seating/living area, and a powder room. It is washed with light from floor to ceiling windows facing the patio, grassy area, and mountains beyond as well as ceiling dormers and windows throughout the kitchen (to note - all pictures taken with lights turned off). The space has a cathedral ceiling, with 12" reclaimed old growth fir beams buttressing an 18 foot tall apex. Between the light, ceiling, and indoor/outdoor views, and the earthy furnishings, the space creates makes even indoor days feel expansive. Perfect for brainstorming, as is the included blackboard. Breakouts & Additional Indoor/Outdoor Areas. The main space is large enough to easily accommodate 3 breakouts. There is also an additional 1400 square feet of directly attached patio hardscape that bends around the Study, Dining and Kitchen areas which can easily accommodate an additional 4 breakout areas. Included Resources/Features. There is a mesh network (Google Home) that completely covers the space for WiFi, including the outdoor patio areas. The space comes with a blackboard. Additionally, there are two TVs - one indoors and one for the outdoor space - that each have Chromecast and HDMI hookups for computer presentations. Additionally, there is central stereo (Sonos) with 19 speakers (including 2 subwoofer) covering both the indoor and outdoor spaces, Chromecast audio hookups and aux-line-in capabilities. Additional Resources by Request. Additional Whiteboards, Flipcharts, and business materials by request. There is also a noise-canceling, omni-directional conference microphone that can be attached to VoIP / Video Calls. Additionally, a projection screen and video projector can be provided, as needed. Entertaining / Dining options - by request. Settings for 12. Stemware for wine as well as appropriate (and different) glassware for Champagne, Scotch, Cognac and Martini's. Glassware for water. Recreation. There is a ping pong table with paddles/balls located on the patio. The location abuts the Rancho San Antonio nature preserve, with 29 miles of hiking trails and beyond that the much larger connected Open Space Preserve. There is a major trail-head about 5 minute's walk from the location. Central Lighting. The space was engineered with a unique lighting system. When it is dark outside, the main area can sustain 40 foot-candles of illumination (which exceeds OSHA specifications for an office environment - see: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10630). This is above typical lighting design of between 10 to 20 foot-candles, and ideal for sustained productivity. Additionally, the lighting is layered, with roughly half of that light coming as ambient light from cove lighting that washes the ceiling, replicating the feeling of the outdoors and reducing eye strain. Lastly, the entire system is controlled digitally, with central lighting scenes accessible by either smartphone or digitally-connected wall switches. These same switches can also control the color temperature, varying from "sunny day" at 4500 Kelvin (blended) to "warm sunset dining" at closer to 2000 Kelvin, with dimmers to control intensity. When the sun is up, the room is so bright with sunlight that you can turn these lights off and barely notice the difference (see pictures - all taken without lights except for the Study).
This is a beautiful and beautifully-maintained space. Please help keep it that way, by adhering to the following: 1> No pets. It is pet-free, so no allergies to worry about. 2> No smoking. Ditto. 3> No loud parties outside. The central stereo can get very loud; please respect the neighbors. Cleaning services are included, but if you do by chance have a spill that looks like it will stain, please clean it with soap and water immediately. The furnishings are expensive, and not intended to be disposable.
Ages 21 and older
Matt's place was pretty neat. There was plenty of room for our gathering and it was great to have access to the backyard. Parking was a breeze and everything worked swimmingly from the plumbing to the projector! Matt's communication and clarifications were appreciated and made us reassured that the booking was going to go off without any issues. We are definitely considering this place for our next big gathering.
From Irene: The space was great! Good flow, lots of usable outdoor space. Really great! From Annette: Loved preparing this meeting with you and looking forward to the next one on 9/25!