A remodel could not transform the existing home into all the owners needed it to be. Time to tear it down and start from scratch.
The intent was to create a home to suit a young family with an attached casita for visiting grandparents. The modern and simple design maximizes indoor-outdoor living and emphasizes comfort with a muted palette of modest materials and carefully crafted details.
The long narrow lot posed the greatest design challenge, but the design thoughtfully reaches to the edges and breaks the scale into discreet forms to seamlessly fit into the neighborhood.
The plan introduces the best in modern multigenerational living incorporating two distinct dwelling units under one roof. The house is efficiently organized around a central hall spine with rooms that open to the backyard. Upstairs, the bedrooms line the east side of the hallway with an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on the west half above the two-car garage.
A perfect puzzle – two houses come together to look like one.
This design suits the client’s unique needs while respecting the context of the neighborhood.
Indoor-outdoor living for family fun in the California sun.
The living room and kitchen spaces enjoy floor-to-ceiling pocketed sliding glass doors offering direct access to the back patio and yard. Upstairs, rear terraces for the primary bedroom and the ADU overlook the rear patio.
Off-white stained cedar siding and white stucco articulate the exterior palette. Prefinished white metal reveals break down the height of the two-story structure and infuse a sense of movement in the otherwise quiet, simple massing. The deep eaves feature natural stained cedar soffits out of the reach of the California sun.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Christies for a condo renovation and a custom home build. Both Adam and Lisa are good communicators and incredibly responsive. A real pleasure working with this team.”