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.
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.
If the 90’s were all about rigid cubicles and an intentional disconnect from immediate surroundings the last decade has turned this around completely with open inviting interior design. Finding that ideal balance between privacy and openness coupled with smart indoor-outdoor interplay is what you get at the cheerful in Venice.
An open living area light-filled bedrooms and state-of-the-art kitchens shape each of these amazing homes where privacy is interlaced with spellbinding views. Smart features such as charging stations for electric vehicles top-notch insulation that cuts back reliance on artificial heating passive solar design and water-saving fixtures ensure that there is minimum carbon footprint and ecological impact.
Step into the living area and one instantly notices that the focus is firmly of the captivating view outside! Despite the use of contrasting materials like concrete wood and leather the overall color palette is muted and inconspicuous.
A Nørkær+Poulsen Architects design the fabulous Danish home brings classic Scandinavian design principles to a modern home that needs to brave harsh coastal weather while creating comfortable living space.
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.