- Mixed Use
Golden Quail, LLC
Morgan Hill, CA
Mixed Use | Restaurant | Retail
The Edes Building is a unique three-story art gallery, five-star restaurant and rooftop lounge, responding to the city’s plan to attract destination dining, promote regional wine makers, and represent the fine art opportunities in the downtown area of Morgan Hill. Influenced by the history and character of downtown, the vintage brick and gridded storefront glazing provide a “main street” feel, while the unique forms, reclaimed wood accents, and perforated metal panels provide a modern twist. Addressing its location within a flood plain, the first floor is elevated two-and-a-half feet above street level. Accessibility is addressed by providing an elevator that stops at street level as well as each floor. The height of this building, unique to the city, delivers Morgan Hill its first restaurant located on a third story as well as a public rooftop lounge, providing the community with stunning views of downtown and the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains. The covered entry patio welcomes pedestrians to the ground floor wine bar and art gallery space; an internal grand staircase connects the first floor to the main gallery space on the second floor. This stunning building not only provides a destination for entertainment, but also new employment opportunities, enriching the lives of Morgan Hill residents and visitors. The building was named for the first business that once occupied the site back in the 1920s and features a painted sign on the brick facade that recreates the original Edes Bros Groceries, as an homage to the history of Morgan Hill.