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.
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!
The house places great emphasis on ensuring that the interior seamlessly extends to the outdoors so that the courtyard becomes an integral part of the living area. The color scheme is kept largely neutral with white and black dominating the entire house.
Connected with the courtyard outside in a seamless fashion the house lets in ample natural ventilation along with smart pendant lighting to drive away any dark corners. Elegant and serene the is all about the smart use of natural materials!
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.
Sitting above and occupying a small sloping site the uses smart architectural solutions to overcome the structural conundrums that it faces while keeping the aesthetics of the home intact. Designed by Craig Steely Architecture the trendy house is built on a which also serves as a spacious garage.
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.