But they were so mesmerized by the angular exterior traditional silhouette and the gorgeous landscape around it the project soon turned into an extensive renovation. The task fell to architect and interior designer of Levy Hamitzer architects who did deliver in style!
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!
Even the serene bedroom and the luxurious bath with a freestanding tub offer views that are simply spellbinding. With changing seasons ushering in new hues the large sliding glass doors and windows ensure that the panoramic outdoors become a vibrant canvas for the entire house!
Their new and improved house that you see here was designed to withstand the rough weather and the full fury of the elements by Portland-based studio THA Architecture and was built by Cornerstone Contracting. With the couple being fitness enthusiasts who love to spend most of their time enjoying the vast outdoors the new cantilevered structure offers the perfect base from which they can explore the surrounding landscape. The exterior of the home features corrugated fire-resistant steel siding that also adds to the visual appeal of the house’s silhouette.
Passive solar heating and cooling design also helps the house in cutting down on the energy bills substantially. Surrounded by heritage oak trees that have been left undisturbed during the construction process the exquisite house is all about living in harmony with nature!
Evan Fry and his wife Melissa lost their first home to the Fourmile Canyon fire that destroyed over 169 homes in the region. After their new home burned down completely the couple decided to stay in the area instead of leaving and purchased a site nearby that now houses the captivating.
Wood plays an important role in lending much needed warmth to the interior while the decor is kept simple minimal and modern. An open floor plan sees the living area kitchen and dining room connected with the sweeping wooden deck outside.