This lot had a nice view, but very small buildable area before the foundation would have been over a steep ravine. We also wanted to work around some nice oak trees and to create usable outdoor living spaces for cooking, dining or just hanging out on the porch swing the owners had purchased prior to the project.
The owners wanted one story living for aging in place, but wanted very clean lines with tall ceilings and broad expanses of glass.
While they could be marketed as oversized bedrooms for resale, two rooms have dedicated purposes for the owners - a media nest with dedicated equipment closet and a bright, cheerful exercise room with a view. These share one end of the home with guest accommodations.
At the opposite end of the home you traverse a widened hallway with display shelves and ledge for family photos and memorabilia on your way to the private master suite which also enjoys the view.
In between are indoor and outdoor living as well as food prep spaces that flow smoothly one into the other. Motorized screens, an outdoor fireplace, a fenced yard for the family pets, and workable outdoor kitchen make the outdoors as inviting as the very comfortable great room. The kitchen is very much a part of that great room with the same colors and same tall ceilings. Great service areas including a large food pantry and practical butler’s pantry help keep the main kitchen uncluttered. Thin veneer stone on the hood over the stove mirrors the stone at the fireplace on the opposite wall in the great room.