Overlooking the bright lights of Oakland and the in the distance sits proudly on one of the highest points of the Eastbay mountain range. Designed by Terry & Terry Architecture the smart residence makes most of the spectacular views on offer while combining an open living ambiance with innovative design solutions.
Apart from the timber slats it is the delightful use of Cumaru wood for the creation of the expansive deck and the living area concrete walls on the lower level and exquisite stone finishes that usher in plenty of textural contrast and an air of sophistication. Each space flows into the next effortlessly with sliding glass doors delineating space.
It is the lower floor of this family home that contains the living area kitchen dining and pantry along with a restroom and additional storage space. On the top floor one finds the bedrooms and bathrooms as the demarcation between public and private space is well-defined.
One can see the rear balcony and the panoramic view beyond even from the entry as an open common space creates the heart of the home. Surrounded by large redwood trees and a relaxing garden the focus here remains firmly on the landscape outside!
But there comes a time when the basic bones of a house are no longer reusable and an entirely new edifice is the best options. Facing a similar situation Kennedy Nolan created this beautiful even while cleverly combining it aesthetically with its more Edwardian neighborhood! The combination between elegant modern aesthetics and the traditional silhouette feels both whimsical and organic.
The entrance from the street leads to the first floor that contains the public spaces with the kitchen and dining at the heart of it all. This also ensures that it is the living area and sitting room on the peripheral that get the best views on offer while the ground floor holds the bedrooms and other private zones.
Unassuming décor open wooden shelves smart partitions and sliding glass doors add to the sense of light-filled cheerfulness of the interior even as a rooftop lounge promises stunning views of the city and beyond. In a world where homeowners are increasingly becoming more averse to the use of bold color this chic Brazilian home is truly a revelation of sorts!