A lovely walkway tall oak trees and a dashing breezeway welcome you at this exquisite Californian home. The Breezeway perfectly captures the relaxing light-hearted spirit of the house even as it offers a stunning view of the mountainous countryside beyond.
It is a large wooden volume that holds the expansive and double-height public areas of the house and a white stucco structure behind it that contains the private spaces. Wood plays a major role in shaping the contemporary aesthetics of the house on the outside and inside.
A ground source heat pump and a wood-fired boiler provide additional heating in the winter months while the smart system of shades ensure that there is absolutely no necessity of air conditioning in the summer months. Essentially this is a farmhouse that cuts back on power consumption and aims to reduce its carbon footprint as much as possible.
This also further ushered in natural light and spaces of the original Victorian Residence that were previously dark now feel cheerful and inviting. The refurbished interior feels both contemporary and classic with the old gently transitioning into the new!
Not every modern home needs to be about an extraordinary design solution that sets it apart from the rest. At times the best home is one that just responds the specific features of the landscape it sits in and the needs of the homeowner.
Since the rowhouse is not blessed with extravagantly large spaces it was important to fashion a living environment that was refreshing inviting and visually spacious without going overboard. The novel bookshelves add to this facelift even as a cool fireplace with custom shelves designed to hold vinyl records flanking it steals the show in the living room.