The entry shared road on the east side.
Deep overhangs protect the cypress wood siding, keeping the hot summer sun out of the living space while allowing the low angles of the winter sun to penetrate deep into the space.
Rising from the earth
The residence is sited so that it appears to come out of the earth as you drive up.
Little second floor balconies for each of the guest rooms allow for outdoor space at treehouse height.
2017 Green Tour
Highly polished charcoal concrete floors give a shine and glow to the space.
The kitchen palate includes black quartz countertops, red hexagonal tile from Heath Ceramics and custom oak cabinetry.
View toward kitchen
The spaces flow into each other naturally, allowing those in the kitchen to interact with those in the living or dining room.
The double height space of the living and dining room is punctuated by a cantilevered balcony. A high volume/low speed fan keeps the air circulating and cool.
View Towards Living Room
The view from the kitchen into the living room and past into the forest outside, allowing uninterrupted nightlines.
The floating vanity of the master bathroom has a built in under cabinet night light.
The master shower serves double duty: it's an inside shower, but has a frosted glass door to the outside to allow access from the garden and thereby function as an outdoor shower in a way.
One of several roof terraces for the upstairs bedrooms to enjoy some private outside space.
The "modern cabin" was designed as a vacation house for a professional couple. They wanted both rustic and modern elements, which fits their lifestyle and also the deeply wooded site.
A variety of spaces are designed to provide for many different moods and types of gathering. A lofty living dining room connects on the second floor to a balcony overlook for the upstairs bedrooms. This provides both visual and social connection when it is desired.
The kitchen is also connected to the main space, but tucked away under the second floor on the north. Bright red hexagonal tiles from California's Heath Ceramics give warmth and joyful energy to the kitchen, making it pleasant for both cooking and gathering.
The living, dining, master bedroom and office/study all have south facing light and large windows to capture the view to the woods. South light is greatly treasured by our firm and we always aim to provide ample south light in our spaces.
This house was built by NewPhire Building.