Measuring in at 4,900 sq. ft., there is lots to enjoy about this contemporary residence concept beyond its sprawling size. Created by Robert M. Gurney Architect, this contemporary style residence tends to make a striking statement amongst its all-natural surroundings, sited on a steep slope draped in lush, leafy trees. The imposing structure is comprised of a series of boxes in varying scales and finished in supplies such as wood, glass and stone. Massive windows, walkouts and terraces combine nature and architecture. Inside, open volumes and glass bridges running overhead let light flow freely among floors, enhancing the home’;s awesome sense of space.
We adore the contrast of components, the transparency versus solidity, vertical playing against horizontal, protruding versus pushed in. This property is an artful lesson in opposites, and an example of how they actually do attract.
The lean, vertical volume wrapped in wood is an instant focal point, tied into its surroundings yet standing out on its personal merits, luring you in for a closer look.
Interiors are contemporary and earthy, all at as soon as. Wood and stone finishings, modern furnishings and fixtures, and organic lighting and views comprehensive the big picture that defines this house. The open notion layout is ideal for household socializing, entertaining, or easy enjoying unobstructed views from each space, as you cook, dine and reside.
Past the living area, there are two lights at the end of this tunnel – a walkout to the hillside, and a glass bridge overhead that lets light flow cost-free.
Apart from just seeking at nature, the large bank of glass makes it possible for residents to step out into it!
The wood floor, island and cabinetry in the kitchen warm up the cool stainless steel backsplash and appliances.
Within the tall, timber volume, a glass face lets the light and views enter, illuminating a folded wood and steel staircase.
Unusual for a stairwell, this open, airy space lures you to linger a although – climb the methods gradually as you take in the trees and blue sky.
Appear up to discover the glass catwalks cutting across the void overhead – a sleek shortcut from 1 upper-level living region to yet another.
But the voids in this residence are not restricted to the vertical realm. We enjoy this curious cut-out in the wall, providing the leading-level den a views of the living location beneath.
Warm and intimate, this lounging location is centered around a wood-clad fireplace – an earthy element that echoes the trees visible by way of the floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall glass. Just on the other side, a terrace offers a private piece of nature and a quiet moment to yourself.
The bathroom is meant to soothe and spoil.
The minimalist white palette is punctuated by a wood primping and prepping station and wood vanity. Above a pair of vessel sinks, mirrored medicine cabinet reflect the light and views from the massive window on the opposite wall.
Standing ahead of the glass wall, a sculptural bathtub echoes the organic shape of the vessel sinks on a a lot much more substantial scale. The bathrooms position on the upper floor allowed the architects to use a glass wall with no compromising on privacy.
A beacon of light, glowing in the night.
3 levels take shape in extended, horizontal volumes, each and every supplying its personal encounter of nature – the base level with a lower walkout sunken down amongst the lush landscaping the middle level with a walkout to the high finish of the hillside and a deck hanging over the reduce level and the prime tier, lined in glass from end to finish, and a private terrace level with the treetops.
Robert M. Gurney Architect
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