Streamlined Luxury with a View

After moving on from another architectural designer, our clients came to us to pick up the pieces and design a soft modern residence on a picturesque parcel of land in the countryside.  Anchored by a robust tree line to the south, views abound to the east and west including magnificent views of the Blue Mountain range to the north where the home nestles perfectly into a gentle rolling hillside.  Upon entering the home, it was important to allow guests to still experience through the home a framed view of the amazing landscape to the north.  Walking in further, that glimpse becomes a jaw-dropping 270-degree view as part of the open great room, piano room, dining room, and kitchen.  Bookended by a chic fireplace and surround on one side and a clean, contemporary kitchen with integrated high-end appliances on the other side, perhaps the most notable anchor of the entire voluminous space is the long wall of built-in bookshelves that showcase a wonderful and diverse mix of studious books and cherished collectibles.  Just off the kitchen is the mudroom ‘drop-zone’, functional walk-in pantry, and dedicated laundry room.  On the other side of the home is a spacious master suite with lots windows, cozy fireplace, a well-designed walk-in closet, and a restful master bathroom complete with a freestanding tub and soothing steam shower.  Accessible from both the great room and the master bedroom resides the impressive covered outdoor screened porch perfect for multi-season living and enjoyment!

On the lower level, the walkout basement provides plenty of space to entertain whether watching a movie in the dedicated theater room, lounging around, or playing competitive ping-pong.  And visiting friends and family can enjoy their own dedicated bedroom suite, and also a separate powder room perfect for guests.  Walking upstairs to the second floor affords even more intense views of the landscape beyond.  Flanked by two distinct bedrooms, these light-filled spaces with their own respective fireplaces are served by a single Jack-n-Jill full bathroom that also features a freestanding tub and a spa-like steam shower.  Perhaps the most memorable perch on site is located on the second floor sundeck accessible from both a bedroom and the hallway.  After living in California for many years, our client is looking forward to returning back to the Valley to create many more new memories in this idyllic setting!