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.
A gourmet kitchen open dining area and spacious sitting zone flow onto the deck outside and blur the traditional indoor-outdoor boundary. A restrained color scheme ensures that focus remains firmly on the use of diverse finishes.
While green roof and the spacious rear year allow the homeowners to enjoy quality gardening time the inherent minimalism of the interior presents a polished contemporary look. Combining nature with modernity the design aims to bring together the best of both worlds; with a hint of sustainability!
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.
If you find us constantly harping on the importance of lighting and natural ventilation while planning for a home then it is for good reason. Lighting can make or break the appeal of an interior and can transform a dark dingy and unlivable space into a modern cheerful setting.
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.
It is the lower level that holds the stylish entry open living area and a small kitchen along with other utility rooms. The top floor contains the master bedroom a spacious walk-in closet two kids’ bedrooms and a nifty sitting area. A gorgeous and minimal floating staircase connects the lower level with the upper floor.