With a ceiling clad in western red cedar light-filled contemporary bedrooms and a calming atmosphere this home in San Mateo California reinvents the iconic Eichler home design in its own inimitable fashion!
Reinvigorating classic Victorian terrace homes and extending the living space into the garden or the backyard is increasingly becoming a popular choice among homeowners stretching from Madison to Melbourne.
The idea behind the design of the house was to encourage greater interaction between the family members and to makes sure that nature once again becomes an important part of the family’s lifestyle. A large internal garden seamless indoor-outdoor interplay and cost-effective home design manage to accomplish precisely that.
A mezzanine floor at ground level contains the small home library bathroom second bedroom and a home workspace. It is the top level that houses the master bedroom which flows elegantly into the small and cozy balcony.
Features such as the space-saving shelves below the stairs and smart kitchen shelving add storage options even as a neutral color scheme anchored in white cuts back on visual fragmentation. Working within existing limitations the architects managed to fashion a cheerful and ergonomic London home that still seems classic at its heart.
As is the case with many of these traditional heritage homes the homeowners of the Bundaroo House wanted to keep the street façade of the residence intact and it is the rear addition and extension that brings an air of freshness and modernity.
Bringing together two contrasting worlds and a window into both majestic mountains and the bustling cityscape the relaxing on the outskirts of is truly exceptional. Nestled on a sloped site the design of the home by I/O Architects ensures that most of its open outdoor space is hidden from the street view even as the hidden second level beneath the ground level offers additional privacy. Much of the house has been designed to honor this delicate balance between smart views and sufficient privacy as wood glass and dark metal shape the residence’s inimitable exterior.