Our clients, both native Californians, had a highly personal vision for a home that blended both traditional and modern styles. The design and material palette evoke notions reminiscent of many early-California precedents. The exposed structural steel and corrugated metal roof makes reference to the agricultural valley ranch buildings of Central California, while the white painted siding and wood columns reflect a more traditional coastal architecture. Paired with steel doors and windows and stained wood trusses, the architecture is infused with clean lines and contemporary detailing. A welcoming path of flagstone juxtaposed to the geometric lines of the home enhances the seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle so important to our clients.
By joining two back-to-back lots into one unified property, a shared backyard becomes the outdoor focal point connecting the main house and the guest house. Designing the landscape with a plant palette of Olive trees and perennials of summer dry climates serves to connect the land to the architectural aesthetic and offers inviting exterior spaces ideal for entertaining. A discrete side entry into the main house honors the goal of keeping the exterior humble, while the home reveals itself through a series of lush courtyards. Progressing through the spacious main house, an airy Great Room offers views of the tranquil pool, the gardens and the guest house beyond. This home is a welcoming place to gather for both family and friends.