The white walls of the residence present a contrasting backdrop even as the carefully carved out niche in the wall doubles as a fun sitting and lounging nook. Step in further and you will come across the smart outdoor sitting zone that is sheltered by the natural contours of the building.
Designed for the urban socialite with teenage kids there is plenty of space here to hangout have fun parties over the weekend and to still enjoy some quiet family time once in a while. Designed by Brooks + Scarpa Architects it is a series of courtyards and walkways that get this accomplished.
The double height living area along with kitchen and dining on the lower level has a slanted ceiling even as the bedrooms and private spaces snugly sit on the top floor. White is the color of choice here as the neutral color palette is only broken up the artwork on the walls and warm wooden surfaces.
The double ventilated wooden façade further improves the insulation of this modest home where it is wood that holds sway on the inside. Charming public spaces and cozy bedrooms complete an efficient and adaptable residence that is not too hard on the purse strings of the homeowner.
GITC arquitectura turned to a concrete plinth to give the home a structurally sound base with Chilean wood glass and concrete shaping the interior. It is the first level of the house that contains the double height living area along with other public spaces while the second level holds the expansive bedrooms along with the bathrooms. Confined to the basement are the music room recreational zones home theater and other fun spaces. A beautiful stairwell connects the various levels even while allowing for unhindered flow of light.
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 the folded plane of the house that give sit a unique look and also creates a ‘breathing space’ of sorts for the home to cool down on the really hot days. Connected with the main deck outside the eave below avoids overexposure to sunlight even as gentle breeze flows through unabated.