It is rough kadappa and brown kotah stone that dominate the interior and courtyard while black granite takes over in the contemporary bathrooms. Locally sourced valsadi wood puts the final touches on a vacation home that places emphasis on nature and serenity.
The family of seven finds plenty of space in and around the new house even as the pool area becomes the new relaxing ‘social zone’. A lovely garden filled with greenery and light-filled interior spread across two expansive levels complete this modern-classic residence.
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!
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!
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.
The courtyard sits at the heart of the house and a ventilation duct on the second floor brings in light and natural breeze. While hitting the house is gently drawn into the courtyard it is the slightly curved outward roof of the south side that directs the air outside. This also helps in cooling the house naturally on less boisterous days!
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.