It is the Le Corbusier’s philosophy of using extended roof slabs overhangs and smart sunscreens that was adopted to create smart and shaded outdoor zones that extend the living area and kitchen on the inside. The presence of overhangs also helps in keeping out scorching hot tropical sun and making the house a lot more energy-efficient.
Once you take in the view from an altitude of your attention immediately turns to the warped out tubular roof and the dynamic curved ceiling that it creates. This wavy wooden ceiling comes alive after sunset as recessed lighting and those faint lights of Oakland in the backdrop shape a stunning ambiance!
A unique feature of the house is its distinctive pitched roof and polygon façade that were largely determined by the slope of the site local building norms and a desire of the homeowners to combine privacy with unabated views.
It is the ingenious convex curve of the roof along with the clerestory windows that instantly grab your attention as you enter the new rear extension that opens up towards the garden and the extended wooden deck.
Adaptive reuse and smart extensions have largely replaced home transformations that involve replacing existing structures with entirely new buildings. Apart from saving time energy and resources this also preserves a sense of history and nostalgia.
The entrance onto your property has a lot of value. It can be cute and subtle or it can be majestic and grandiose. Pair a big entryway with a classy white picket fence to create an unforgettable exterior that embodies glamour and elegance.
Adding to this rich sense of diversity is the large natural rock wall around the courtyard that is laced with tropical plants. A custom irrigation system is used to water this unique living wall that shields the home from prying eyes while providing a tinge of green to the polished residence.