Scandinavian inspired minimalism in northern hillside Thousand Oaks, California. This ranch house retreat was carefully planned around the location of an existing Oak tree while the interior spaces frame the yard landscape and swimming pool

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Indoor-outdoor connections to outdoor living spaces, swimming pool and gardens at dusk Photo  of Sunset Hills Residence modern home

Indoor-outdoor connections to outdoor living spaces, swimming pool and gardens at dusk

Modern home with Outdoor, Grass, Lap Pools, Tubs, Shower, Shrubs, Side Yard, Garden, Wire Fences, Wall, Back Yard, Trees, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Retaining Fences, Wall, Standard Construction Pools, Tubs, Shower, Landscape Lighting, Gardens, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Hardscapes, Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower, and Small Pools, Tubs, Shower. The lounge deck at the rear yard of Sunset Hills Residence features a swimming pool surrounded by lush gardens. Architect Hsu McCullough's design beautifully merges minimalism with an abundance of nature. Photo 2 of Sunset Hills Residence

The lounge deck at the rear yard of Sunset Hills Residence features a swimming pool surrounded by lush gardens. Architect Hsu McCullough's design beautifully merges minimalism with an abundance of nature.

Modern home with Outdoor, Hardscapes, Shrubs, Raised Planters, Grass, Woodland, Walkways, Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower, Lap Pools, Tubs, Shower, Gardens, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Flowers, Back Yard, Trees, Post Lighting, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Stone Fences, Wall, Standard Construction Pools, Tubs, Shower, Metal Fences, Wall, and Garden. Swimming pool with wood decks, planter walls, majestic oaks and rear elevation of the home  Photo 3 of Sunset Hills Residence

Swimming pool with wood decks, planter walls, majestic oaks and rear elevation of the home

Modern home with Kitchen, Refrigerator, Range, Colorful Cabinet, Recessed Lighting, Microwave, Stone Slab Backsplashe, Pendant Lighting, Dishwasher, Stone Counter, Undermount Sink, Quartzite Counter, Accent Lighting, and Range Hood. Kitchen from Dining Room with pantry wall on right Photo 4 of Sunset Hills Residence

Kitchen from Dining Room with pantry wall on right

Modern home with Kitchen, Microwave, Refrigerator, Quartzite Counter, Light Hardwood Floor, Colorful Cabinet, Stone Counter, Pendant Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Dishwasher, Stone Slab Backsplashe, Range Hood, Accent Lighting, Range, and Undermount Sink. Kitchen from interior entry Photo 5 of Sunset Hills Residence

Kitchen from interior entry

Modern home with Living Room, Wood Burning Fireplace, Ottomans, Sofa, Table, Coffee Tables, Light Hardwood Floor, Standard Layout Fireplace, and Ceiling Lighting. Interior entry opens to Living Room with piano, kitchen and dining room with views of gardens beyond.  Charcoal-colored interior plaster wall matches exterior finish and offers full height pantry storage at kitchen side of room Photo 6 of Sunset Hills Residence

Interior entry opens to Living Room with piano, kitchen and dining room with views of gardens beyond. Charcoal-colored interior plaster wall matches exterior finish and offers full height pantry storage at kitchen side of room

Swimming pool reflection with oak tree in late afternoon Photo 7 of Sunset Hills Residence modern home

Swimming pool reflection with oak tree in late afternoon

Modern home with Dining Room, Accent Lighting, Pendant Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Table, and Chair. Dining room opens to patio and landscape beyond  Photo 8 of Sunset Hills Residence

Dining room opens to patio and landscape beyond

Modern home with Kitchen, Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Quartzite Counter, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Colorful Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, Accent Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Stone Slab Backsplashe, Undermount Sink, and Stone Counter. Kitchen with dining room and pantry wall opens to patio and swimming pool Photo 9 of Sunset Hills Residence

Kitchen with dining room and pantry wall opens to patio and swimming pool

Modern home with Kitchen, Quartzite Counter, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Colorful Cabinet, Stone Slab Backsplashe, Accent Lighting, Undermount Sink, Light Hardwood Floor, Range Hood, Pendant Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Range, and Microwave. Kitchen with dining room beyond opens to yard Photo 10 of Sunset Hills Residence

Kitchen with dining room beyond opens to yard

Study with barn door and connection to private outdoor gardens at left Photo 11 of Sunset Hills Residence modern home

Study with barn door and connection to private outdoor gardens at left

Barn Door at hall Photo 12 of Sunset Hills Residence modern home

Barn Door at hall

Exterior entry Photo 13 of Sunset Hills Residence modern home

Exterior entry

Modern home with Recessed Lighting, Stone Counter, and Undermount Sink. Master bath tub and shower with views of backyard and side yard gardens Photo 14 of Sunset Hills Residence

Master bath tub and shower with views of backyard and side yard gardens

Modern home with Outdoor, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Garden, Trees, Back Yard, Grass, Gardens, Walkways, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Flowers, Shrubs, Landscape Lighting, Metal Fences, Wall, Lap Pools, Tubs, Shower, Standard Construction Pools, Tubs, Shower, Hardscapes, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Post Lighting, and Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck. Swimming pool with oak in background.  A sequence of sliding doors open from all rooms of the house onto the private outdoor living areas Photo 15 of Sunset Hills Residence

Swimming pool with oak in background. A sequence of sliding doors open from all rooms of the house onto the private outdoor living areas

Modern home with Outdoor, Grass, Standard Construction Pools, Tubs, Shower, Side Yard, Shrubs, Gardens, Back Yard, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Metal Fences, Wall, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Landscape Lighting, Trees, Post Lighting, Garden, Hardscapes, Flowers, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Lap Pools, Tubs, Shower, Walkways, and Stone Fences, Wall. Oak tree reflections later in the day off the swimming pool.  Raised wood deck at end of pool for lounging Photo 16 of Sunset Hills Residence

Oak tree reflections later in the day off the swimming pool. Raised wood deck at end of pool for lounging

Modern home with Light Hardwood Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Undermount Sink, and Accent Lighting. Guest Bath Photo 17 of Sunset Hills Residence

Guest Bath

Modern home with Outdoor, Grass, Planters Patio, Porch, Deck, Woodland, Shrubs, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Side Yard, Back Yard, Flowers, Trees, Raised Planters, Retaining Fences, Wall, Wire Fences, Wall, Walkways, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Landscape Lighting, Garden, and Gardens. Sitting area adjacent to Master Suite and end of swimming pool Photo 18 of Sunset Hills Residence

Sitting area adjacent to Master Suite and end of swimming pool

Credits

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Interior Design
Landscape Design
  • Meg Rushing Coffee
Builder
  • Larry Benson
Photographer
Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Midcentury
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 1970
  • Lot Size
  • 9,000