Replacing an existing ranch home in Orangevale the borrows of midcentury aesthetics while embracing modern ergonomics and a smart indoor-outdoor interplay. Designed for a couple with grown kids the open living area of the house holds the kitchen with twin islands and a dashing dining area; all of which are visually connected with the landscape outside.
Designed by Klopf Architecture the modern family residence has a sloped roof that gives the street façade a low modest look even as the rear structure brings the outdoors inside with its wall of glass! Wood steel and concrete shape the energy-efficient interior where passive heating and cooling techniques LED lighting fixtures and smart insulation help cut back on the carbon footprint.
Large glass windows open up the private zones of the house to the ocean view outside while the street façade of the retreat benefits from a retaining wall that provides privacy. Repetitive pod-like design of both the public and private units gives the structure a contemporary look with large walls of shelves and cabinets adding ample storage and display space.
The exquisite form of a classic farmhouse is being increasingly used to create contemporary getaways and stylish retreats that combine the traditional with the modern. Showcasing this unique blend of contrasting styles is the in the New York designed by TA Dumbleton Architect.
The contemporary residence was designed by Jobim Carlevaro Arquitetos keeping in mind the specific needs of the homeowners which included an open social zone and a dashing deck outside. To ensure that the living room dining area and kitchen flow seamlessly into the outdoor pool deck a basement level parking was designed along with space for utility rooms.
On the inside concrete is coupled with warm wooden tones to present a balance of various textures even as sliding glass walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows complete a contemporary setting. Despite the unassuming color palette the use of various finishes along with a strong presence of natural greenery gives the house a relaxing modern vibe.
Designed to make the most of amazing mountain and valley views even while offering complete privacy for those inside it is a custom timber and steel fence that steals the spotlight here. Wrapping itself around the entire lower level of the private villa the fence acts as the defining feature of the residence and helps create a micro-climate of sorts inside its confines thanks to a beautiful reflecting pool and ample greenery.