Modern Masterpiece in the Woods

After purchasing this 1955 Mid-Century home, the owners knew that they were about to embark on a significant renovation. Concerned about doing “too little” to make a difference, and balancing that concern with their love of the existing architecture, they embraced a Vision to expand the existing footprint of the home by adding a wing for the Master Suite, 2-story addition for kid’s bedrooms, and a lap pool. Relocating the bedrooms to the 2nd floor freed-up square footage on the main level for wide-open spaces in the living areas, along with views of the natural woodlands that surround the house.

The updated front facade has a cantilevered second floor that rests on board-formed concrete walls. Mocha-colored Nichiha cement panels are used in conjunction with stucco and painted brick to create the new “skin” for this updated home.

The lap pool has a 360-degree negative edge – where the water is flush with the pool coping.  We used a charcoal limestone on the deck. Water cascades over the tiled back wall of the pool into an underground reservoir where it is collected and circulated back into the pool.  Steel stairs & stainless railings connect second floor screened porch and exercise room to the pool.

The master bed is positioned with a fantastic view of the pool.  A light-filled built-in corner nook and daybed cantilever out over the wooded yard.  The floating ceiling panel above the bed continues into the master bathroom – with 9′-6″ pocket door recessed into ceiling – dividing the two spaces.

The floating platform tread serves as the 1st step to the stairs that ascend to the second level. A corner window, cypress wall paneling, custom-designed railings and art shelf make this a focal point at the end of the Kitchen | Informal Dining Room.

2019 NARI Contractory of the Year CoTY  Award Winner