Project Description

We designed a home to take advantage of views on a sloping site


Our client asked us to design a 3500 SF home while keeping the roof as low as possible in order to not block views from the homes he was also building across the street. The sloping site permitted us to design the new home with the main living spaces and master suite on the main level, with two kids bedrooms, family room and laundry on the lower level. We designed the roof of the house to result in a vaulted great room space where transom windows, and skylights flood the interior with natural light.  The master suite is located on the same level, as well as a den facing the front of the house. A spacious pantry contains a dishwasher for extra clean up space after parties.

On the lower level, two oversized kids bedrooms open onto a family room space. The lower level also incorporates a laundry room, extra storage space, and a workshop tucked into the hillside (with a convenient exterior door).

Project Info & Tips

  • Careful attention was paid to how the interior and exterior of this home come together. While it is a relatively ‘simple’ home, we wanted the exterior to have a strong relationship to the interior
  • Extending architecture into the landscape can help the two become more integrated. We added landscape walls of concrete that tie into the house design, and define an entry ‘courtyard’
  • When kids bedrooms are located downstairs, it’s nice to have a space they can hang out nearby. We flanked a family room with two kids bedrooms. The family room opens out to a covered deck as well
  • We located the master suite on the main level, as well as a den. By adding a shower to the powder room, the den can be used as a guest bedroom
  • Level of Design Services: Permit Set
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