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!
Large frameless folding doors along with stylish sheer curtains ensure that the entire home is appropriately ventilated at all times. A and a heat regulation mechanisms help to keep the temperatures indoors as moderate as possible throughout the year.
Even though it is hard to look beyond the view outside the real showstopper here is the silhouette of the structure that draws its inspiration from the banana slug which is a native of the region! The thin and elongated volume of the house bends and conforms to the undulated natural contours of the site.
The hustle and bustle of modern urban lifestyle can be taxing and getting away from the rush is what we often do to rest rejuvenate and find that smile which might have taken a backseat due to the daily rigors. While some might love to spend a weekend alone at the spa to rediscover themselves others prefer a quiet trip along with the family to a beautiful cabin away from the concrete jungle. Offering sweeping views of a secluded lake and relaxing ambiance the is all about reconnecting with nature at its unadulterated best!
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 newly built structure replaced an existing ranch-style house that was originally built in 1948. Parts of the previous home such as a single-story bedroom were kept intact and renovated to blend in with the new facade. An open entry leads to a beautiful walkway that is built above the refreshing pool and connects with the main living area.