Spread across a generous 7800 square feet this grand private residence was designed by Ehrlich Architects keeping in mind the ‘eleven-foot height limit’ imposed by the local laws. The architects compensated for the lack of height by shaping horizontally expansive spaces that completely open up to the outdoors.
The homeowners wanted a light breezy and modern interior where the kitchen becomes the focal point of the newly crafted social zone that promotes interaction among the family members. This was achieved with elegance and ease by Architecture for London who added an ingenious extension to the rear of the house.
The color palette of the interior largely relies on white with pops of bright color in each room bringing a hint of playfulness. The guest bedroom and the children’s rooms open up towards the protected patio while the master bedroom enjoys a scenic view of the distant Pacific along with that of the pool area. A private meditative garden connected to the master bath along with a home gym garage and service areas located in the basement complete the charming California home.
Acting as a perfect gateway between both ecosystems is the stunning designed by Bates Masi Architects. The exquisite contemporary residence spread across was largely defined by both the coastal and wetland ‘zoning laws’ that forced the architects to make the best use of the available lot sandwiched between the two zones.
The idea of an aerial walkway that is flanked by gardens meanders through treetops and offers a lovely private deck at the end of it all does sound like an absolute dream. But bringing this grand dream alive while shaping a stunning contemporary residence are the creative architects from McClean Design.