DeVries Place is rich in history. Some of it comes by way of the memories and storytelling of its residents, while some is embodied by a historic, 4,250-square-foot Prairie-style house that was rehabilitated and relocated on site for use as apartments and community rooms.

The project’s new four-story apartment building is contemporary in style, yet complementary of the historic residence. A prominent entry colonnade is marked by broad columns of similar proportions to the pilasters of the original house, and living room bays capped with deep aluminum sunshades evoke the Prairie-style roof overhangs. Residents enjoy a public library, health center, movie theater, rooftop deck, and fitness center.

Category: Senior housing
Entrant/Architect: HKIT Architects, Oakland Calif.
Builder: J.H. Fitzmaurice, Oakland
Developer: Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition, Foster City, Calif.