Rammed earth wood metal steel and even concrete find a way to coexist with ease at this gorgeous Californian home where elegant design energy-efficiency and eco-friendly charm are seamlessly rolled into unison.
It is a lot with a giant redwood in the rear yard and a fabulous forest all around in the idyllic village of Guerneville that is the setting for this unique holiday home. Cedar plays a major role in shaping the exterior of the house and its presence lends warmth uniqueness and brings a traditional vibe to the retreat. Step inside and a neutral color palette using gray white and black completely alters the visual and breezy modern ergonomics take over.
It is one thing to turn a forgotten old home into a cheerful and comfortable setting suited to the needs of a modern family. But the task becomes much more challenging when you need to convert a mid-century bungalow into a trio of modest dwellings along with a cool solarium at the heart of it all.
The lower level holds the spacious painting studio that is filled with natural light bedrooms and other utility spaces. Then there is the roof with its minimal terrace small garden and a splendid pool that allows the homeowner to take the very best views that Gaucin has to offer. A central atrium and additional patio bring light into the double height studio where there is ample wall space to display all the latest creations of Joseba Zabaleta.
On the inside it is an open plan living area with dining space and kitchen in white that act as the social zone even as a stunning spiral staircase connects the various levels of this light-filled Spanish home. Filled with plenty of white pops of blue and crafted for those who love the outdoors modern Mediterranean panache holds sway here!
A backdrop in white coupled with modern furniture and a flood of natural light create a serene and stylish interior that feels even more soothing as one steps into the fabulous shared solarium. The solarium itself is a place that combines green intent with tranquility and freshness to offer a safe natural refuge amidst the concrete jungle.
Apart from the undeniable Mediterranean charm of the home one also sees wonderful use of natural materials throughout the residence to create an elegant comfortable vibe that is conducive to creative thinking. It is an open living area along with kitchen dining space additional bathroom and terrace that sit on the top level.