I am so excited about this new project -- we just broke ground, so it's in the very intense beginning phase, but I know it's going to be amazing! The house is in a great location, nestled into a hillside under a towering grove of redwood trees. These are the "before" photos of back and the side of the house, with story poles in place showing what we're going to build.The goal is to remove a deteriorating and poorly insulated master bedroom and garage, excavate into the hillside, and add on a new two story addition that will encompass a garage, laundry, bathroom, mechanical, and storage room on the ground floor, and master bedroom, master bath, writer's studio, and kids' playroom on the second floor.
The design of the house is rustic modern, so that's what I'll call it from here on out. It combines elements from the natural surroundings, like stone and weathered wood, with contemporary finishes, like steel and glass, to make the home seem like a cozy extension of the forest. I'm starting to see more and more of this style in the wooded areas of the Northern California hills. You're going to love it!