Despite its private and modest street façade the house opens up towards the view below as its rear front features large glass windows and sliding doors that bring the outdoors inside. With an interior in wood and concrete this smart Swiss home combines a hint of rustic charm with refined modernity in a seamless fashion.
A series of folding glass doors with dark frame delineate the interior from the outdoor hangout even while allowing light to flow through unhindered. The innovative roof does the rest as it brings the northern sunlight while giving the open plan living kitchen and dining a more spacious and breezy ambiance.
Overlooking the bright lights of Oakland and the in the distance sits proudly on one of the highest points of the Eastbay mountain range. Designed by Terry & Terry Architecture the smart residence makes most of the spectacular views on offer while combining an open living ambiance with innovative design solutions.
A fold of natural light illuminates the modern kitchen and dining with the outdoors becoming a part of the interior. Space-conscious home workstations and unassuming minimal décor enhance the ‘modernist’ appeal of a house that has shed its classic cloak.
With a neutral color palette that largely relies on white comfortable modern furniture and wooden cabinets along with floating shelves the nifty extension feels both relaxing and refined. A space-savvy workspace and a wine storage area integrated into the kitchen island put the final touches on a dashing makeover of a residence whose Heritage façade is still neatly preserved!
Even though concrete and wood are extensively used throughout the house it is a neutral color scheme coupled with curated décor and high-end art pieces that give the residence a sophisticated contemporary aura. This continues in the sleek kitchen and the inviting dining space where color is kept to a bare minimum.
Apart from providing a shaded outdoor area the verandahs also keep out scorching sun during hot summer days and help in naturally regulating the temperature inside. Cool breeze that flows from the South West further creates a comfortable living environment with the pool become the hub of frantic activity each evening.