Crafted by MU Architecture to take complete advantage of the beautiful surrounding landscape the home features large sliding glass doors and windows that offer some much needed visual and textural contrast. The ground floor embraces this overdose of wood with an entry that is completely covered with wooden panels.
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!
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!
Connecting the private and public levels is an astonishing all-glass library that opens up the house to the outdoors and ushers in ample ventilation. The copper and glass exterior adds to the glint of the residence while smart energy-saving technologies and top notch insulation help the home in staying on the side of the equation.
Having a house that is located on an unusually steep site right next to a public garden comes with a unique set of challenges. But designing such a house becomes even more difficult when the owners wish to enjoy unabated views of the city skyline while maintaining a decent level of privacy.
The public areas have been placed on the top level so the homeowners can enjoy the best possible views from the family area. A stylish living room kitchen dining space and pantry complete this part of the home. The interior is kept completely neutral with white and grey being used extensively. Warm wooden accents stylish pendant lights and sleek contemporary fireplaces enhance the allure of this beautiful Canadian home.
But the chic in Western Australia is a beautiful example of a residence that finds the elusive balance between comfort and aesthetics. A project that was jointly shaped by Craig Sheiles Homes & the house embraces an that brings together several different themes in a subtle fashion.