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The homey, open kitchen is fully equipped for cooking family meals together.
The living room also features a brick fireplace.
The large, open living room has oversized windows looking out onto the front porch.
The front porch has just enough space for a seating area.
The dining room suspension light is a custom design by Robert Franco. The dining chairs are by West Elm.
Protected from the northeasterly winds, the deck enjoys ample access to sunlight. “My concept of the deck was to treat it almost like an infinity pool where there’s a very sharp edge and it being coplanar with the floor when you’re in the house looking out you can’t really see anything but the water,” adds John.
Custom-sized LaCantina sliding doors were also installed in the master bedroom.
LaCantina’s stacking multi slide door systems  were installed with a minimal-threshold Weather Resistant Sill built of extruded aluminum with a thermal break and a self-draining weep system.
Inspired by tatami mats, the spacious rear deck comprises a series of cascading platforms built from Alaskan yellow cedar in alternating patterns and supported with low, board-formed concrete walls. The glazed doors along the east-west axis also frame views of the Marin Hills that can be enjoyed from the rear deck.
Local landscape designer Michael Bernsohn composed a palette of native plants artfully arranged to soften the hard edges of the deck while providing privacy and protection from the wind.
Minimally separated by LaCantina walls of glass, the interior white-washed fumed oak flooring flows into the Alaskan yellow cedar deck built at the same elevation.
Beautiful views of the Buddha statue and lagoon can be seen in the approach to the front entrance flanked by Japanese maples. The homeowners often leave the rear LaCantina  doors wide open for continuous indoor/outdoor connection.
Located an hour north of San Francisco, the vacation home embraces views in two directions: the Marin Hills and a marine bird sanctuary to the east, and the sparkling waters of the Bolinas Lagoon to the west.
The property also includes one of Richard Serra's monumental sculptures made of weathering steel.
A large pool is located on the east side of the residence.
The ceilings throughout the house are CVG Western Hemlock. The floors are walnut.
The spacious second-story terrace projects toward the south to overlook views of the meadow.
The open kitchen is fitted with Perla Venato Quartzite countertops and timber cabinetry.
A glimpse of the master bedroom framed with full-height windows and sheltered by a deep roof overhang.
The residence is clad in a combination of vertical grain cedar, Firestone aluminum, and Corten standing-seam metal. The stone is Frontier Sandstone.
The extended overhanging roof with its tongue-and-groove hemlock soffit provides shade and shelter to the elevated courtyard.
"The library space is positioned on the intimate courtyard nestled into the base of the butte," note the architects. "Here, an expressive, sheltering roof tilts up to capture natural light and rising views of the old-growth pine forest."
The modern Montana home is nestled into a transitional zone between a forested butte and a grassy meadow in the western part of the state.
The apartment has been carefully configured to take full advantage of the 180-degree views of the city skyline.
A glass wall separates the ensuite bathroom from the bedroom, allowing additional natural light to flood the space. A curtain can be drawn along this wall when privacy is needed.
A guest bedroom is located at the other end of the living room.
The entrance to the master bedroom is through a sloped wall of framed windows.
The open, airy atmosphere continues in the bedroom where the ensuite is fitted with a glass wall.
A look at the wood-burning fireplace in the living lounge.
A sloped wall of framed windows serve as cues to visually guide one from the kitchen and dining area into the master bedroom.
Due to its location under a lower ceiling, the kitchen gets the least amount of natural light in the home. However, the architects have mitigated this problem by using stainless steel surfaces, which reflects sunlight streaming in through the dining and living.
A DJ stand, located between the living room and dining area, comes in handy for parties.
The living and dining areas have been relocated closer to the fully glazed exterior walls, where they can now enjoy more light.
The optimized layout includes an open-plan living room, dining area, and kitchen, along with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths.
Now, common areas are concentrated around a right-angled section that follows the glazed window-walls.
The living areas are smartly furnished with designer items, including an Airborne AO Table and a pair of Galvanitas S16 chairs.
For added flexibility, the designers have inserted a rotating table that can pivot outward to accommodate larger gatherings.
The minimalist kitchen features Slate Lite counters, timber cabinetry, and even a built-in oven, which is a luxury in Taiwan.
The pegboard wall makes it easy for Mr. Xiao to reorganize whenever needed. Anchoring the office is a chic Paulistano lounge chair by Objekto in the corner.
The simple, den-like sleeping nook can easily be converted into a storage space when needed.
The floating stairs can also be used as shelf space.
From this part of the house, the owners can enjoy outdoor views via the slender, panoramic windows.
A close-up of the bathroom.
The bathroom is located behind the door, next to the tall bookshelf near the entrance.
The bedroom enjoys views of the outdoors through windows on both sides.
A wide staircase that leads up to the "living room" loft is sited to the left of the kitchen. The first two steps that lead up to the floating stairs can be tucked under the table when not in use.
The lofted sleeping space features a double bed, a removable bedside table, and a balustrade which is attached to the floor as a safety precaution.
Across from the entrance door is the kitchen, which features a sink, small oven, hot water tank, fridge, and gas hobs.
Western red cedar has been used for all the siding; several of the sections have been painted with Finnish linseed white paint. The single slope roof is made out of blue metal sheets. It has been fitted with roof ladders supported by five brackets on each gable.
Tiny House Valhalla, designed by Baluchon, features floating steps that lead to a sleeping loft.
The single slope roof is made out of blue metal sheets, and fitted with roof ladders supported by five brackets on each gable.
There is even a private meditation garden off the master with a zen pond, waterfall feature, and a hot tub.
The newly landscaped yard is virtually maintenance free and features modern concrete hardscapes, as well as wood decking—perfect for alfresco entertaining.
Both bathrooms are beautifully updated with porcelain flooring, plus radiant heating and cooling technology.
The large master bedroom features sliding doors to the outdoor space.
Here is the spacious second bedroom.
The third bedroom is currently being used as a TV/entertainment room.
The kitchen opens to the living area, which has a recessed gas-flame fireplace and new full-height glass walls and sliding doors.
The open kitchen features bespoke cabinetry, quartz counters, built-in Thermador appliances, a full-size wine fridge, a gas cooktop, and a breakfast island with cleverly hidden electrical outlets.

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