Despite its private and modest street façade the house opens up towards the view below as its rear front features large glass windows and sliding doors that bring the outdoors inside. With an interior in wood and concrete this smart Swiss home combines a hint of rustic charm with refined modernity in a seamless fashion.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The charms you with its brick and concrete rear pavilion that features a classic chimney lovely archways and a dreamy aura that takes you back in time. The fusion between Edwardian overtones and modern comfort is seamless as an open rear yard extends the interior outdoors.
It is the kitchen dining area and living space that sit on the main level and flow into the garden and alfresco dining area. A staircase leads to the private lower level with bedrooms home office and a media room that feel equally enchanting and far more inviting. A mountaintop house that is as exciting as the view it offers!