This single-story home is designed as a courtyard home, wrapping around a leaning Australian Tea Tree that holds a significant place in the owner’s heart. The kitchen, gallery-like hallway, master suite and small temple look out onto this courtyard which faces south and fills the entire home with light. The owner’s prodigious art collection informed the design of each space, with clerestories throughout helping define spaces and balance the natural light. A display wall at the entry creates a transition between inside and out and helps create a defined dining room within an open plan. This wall begins the procession down the spine of the house, the entirety of which has polished concrete floors.

Two small cottages were taken down to make room for the new home and old growth redwood boards from these original structures was carefully removed, sanded down and reused as accents throughout the new home. In-slab radiant heat and environmentally sensitive materials throughout complement the design aesthetic. The 2,500 square foot house has four bedrooms and 4 ½ baths was completed in 2019.

Construction by Building & Beyond. Structural Engineering: FAR Engineers. Soils Engineer: Murray Engineering. Color Consultant: Gale Melton Design. Photographer: Eric Rorer and Phil Rossington; Design Team: Phil Rossington, Mason St.Peter

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Modern home with Living Room, Coffee Tables, Sofa, Ceiling Lighting, and Concrete Floor. The living room and kitchen. Photo  of Oak Street

The living room and kitchen.

Modern home with Hallway and Concrete Floor. The gallery-like hallway leads to the back of the house. Photo 2 of Oak Street

The gallery-like hallway leads to the back of the house.

Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Table, Pendant Lighting, Accent Lighting, Recessed Lighting, and Concrete Floor. The dining room sits within an open plan, but is defined by a clerestory pop-up and a display wall. Photo 3 of Oak Street

The dining room sits within an open plan, but is defined by a clerestory pop-up and a display wall.

Modern home with Living Room, Two-Sided Fireplace, Gas Burning Fireplace, Accent Lighting, Concrete Floor, Sectional, Recessed Lighting, and Coffee Tables. The living room with it's clerestory pop-up, helping to define the space and bring in light. Photo 4 of Oak Street

The living room with it's clerestory pop-up, helping to define the space and bring in light.

Modern home with Exterior. Photo 5 of Oak Street
Modern home with Living Room, Sectional, Accent Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Gas Burning Fireplace, Coffee Tables, Concrete Floor, and Two-Sided Fireplace. The fireplace wall is an acid washed and stained steel wrap. Photo 6 of Oak Street

The fireplace wall is an acid washed and stained steel wrap.

Modern home with Living Room. Photo 7 of Oak Street
Modern home with Kitchen, Wood Cabinet, Concrete Floor, Dishwasher, Pendant Lighting, Undermount Sink, Range Hood, Glass Tile Backsplashe, Recessed Lighting, Range, Microwave, Granite Counter, and Refrigerator. Rift sawn white oak cabinets in the kitchen. Photo 8 of Oak Street

Rift sawn white oak cabinets in the kitchen.

Modern home with Exterior. courtyard at dusk Photo 9 of Oak Street

courtyard at dusk

Modern home with Hallway and Concrete Floor. The entry display wall. Photo 10 of Oak Street

The entry display wall.

Modern home with Exterior. Photo 11 of Oak Street
Modern home with Exterior. The courtyard, approaching dusk Photo 12 of Oak Street

The courtyard, approaching dusk

Modern home with Exterior. The house is designed around a leaning Australian Tea Tree, show at the right. Photo 13 of Oak Street

The house is designed around a leaning Australian Tea Tree, show at the right.

Modern home with Exterior. A rain chain directs rainwater to a collection pit. A deep overhang, partly solid and partially open protects the window wall and dapples light across it. Photo 14 of Oak Street

A rain chain directs rainwater to a collection pit. A deep overhang, partly solid and partially open protects the window wall and dapples light across it.

Modern home with Exterior. Steel sunshades and corten-inspired wall tile. Photo 15 of Oak Street

Steel sunshades and corten-inspired wall tile.

Modern home with Exterior. A simple palette of white stucco and cedar with sunshade accents. Photo 16 of Oak Street

A simple palette of white stucco and cedar with sunshade accents.

Modern home with Granite Counter, Undermount Sink, Concrete Floor, Accent Lighting, and Recessed Lighting. The master bathroom, with its awe-inspiring marble backdrop. Photo 17 of Oak Street

The master bathroom, with its awe-inspiring marble backdrop.

Builder
  • Building & Beyond
Photographer
Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 4
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2019
  • Square Feet
  • 2480