A titled wooden ceiling creates a progressively spacious living area on the lower level with a striking metallic staircase ushering in contemporary sculptural charm. Three bedrooms with bathrooms a sleek kitchen mezzanine level that offers brilliant views of the scenery outside and two expansive decks complete this Californian getaway that leaves minimal eco-impact.
A gabled roof form was chosen to ensure that the street façade of the house blends in with the more classic neighboring structures. With an elevated living area privacy is never an issue here despite the flowing indoor-outdoor interplay that effortlessly connects the courtyard and the rear garden with the living room.
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.
A carefully planned entryway leading to the living area relies on a series of half-story stairways that break up the steep gradient and create a more fluid transition. This also creates several different levels for the various volumes of the home utilizing the available space to hilt.
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.
It is the main floor of the old building basement level and the garage that provide space for the three separate yet symbiotic dwellings. Interior of each space is simple uncomplicated in form and is centered on an open plan living area.
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.