Finding a secluded and relaxing oasis of green in the rush of an urban landscape is almost impossible at times. But turning an old discarded warehouse into a delightful modern home with its own little hub of green goodness the 10 Glasshouse Street Residence in Richmond is truly one of a kind.
It is the ground floor that houses the open living area and the top level that contains the master suite along with other bedrooms and bathrooms. It is undoubtedly the exterior that steals the show at this flamboyant home with moving wooden panels on the top level and vertical brise soleil covering the ground floor giving the street façade a sense of uniqueness and inviting aura.
Construction materials like the high recycled content composite siding and white stucco ensure that the searing heat of Orangevale does not cause quick damage to the exterior despite the openness of the design. A home that is smart sensible and responsive to the local climate!
Designed by Summer Thornton Design the new interior of this 5500-square-foot townhouse is truly enchanting as it combines chic tasteful modernity with inviting elegance and a hint of unabashed glam. Inspired by both Californian coastal style and Alaskan design simplicity lots of white natural finishes and organic textures shape this ingenious home.
Design influences from the Far East have always found space in the western world with the likes of George Nelson and Isamu Noguchi wowing the world with their masterpieces. As the quest of the urban denizen to find tranquility and relaxation grows with each day decorating elements from the East are increasingly becoming more prominent.
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.
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.