The two lower levels contain the bedrooms and bathrooms and also seem to provide stunning views of the San Francisco skyline. The most dramatic and recognizable feature of the home is the use of 90 solid wood louvers that were crafted from salvaged Monterey Cypress trees cleared during a recent on-ramp addition to the. Providing privacy and ventilation while adding to the charm of the exterior the louvers steal the show here!
This concrete block provides the home with a stable base and anchors it both structurally and visually. The top levels feature a 3-story glass tower that houses the living areas and the private quarters. A spacious living room dining area and a cool kitchen that is draped in marble and wood are located on the top level and are seamlessly connected with the beautiful terrace.
Yet the real focus of this house is the brilliant array of interior lighting which enhances and harmonizes with the view outside. The day starts off with cool yellows and the bright natural mid-day light soon takes over. The tranquil oranges of the sunset takeover as dusk starts to set in and the night time is lit up by purples and blues of the city skyline in the background even as warm ambient illumination sets the mood
Designed by Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects with a style that brings together the rustic cabin architecture and smart elements of modern design the wonderful getaway brings together the best of both worlds. You can enjoy all the amenities promised by an urban lifestyle here even as you take in the panoramic views outside.
Features such as passive cross-ventilation ensure that while the home welcomes in light the tropical heat is kept outside for good. Long courtyards large balconies and verandas give the renovated home a fresh airy appeal even as its traditional origins are kept intact.
With large sliding doors blurring the line between the interior and the beautiful backyard the homeowners could well be tempted to spend more time outside! On the inside an open floor plan houses a spacious living room a lovely dining area with a minimal white table and a posh kitchen in grey.
With an impressive cathedral ceiling that is also completely covered in wood a cozy fireplace and simple industrial-styled lighting the remarkable residence manages to effortlessly bring together several different design styles. A perfect retreat for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of big city life!