This modern northern California home, nestled into a Healdsburg hilltop, features clean, crisp lines and a cantilevered roofline that helps to protect its indoor-outdoor spaces from the elements. Native plants surround the house, which is designed to embrace its natural setting.
Hume Castle located in northern California boasts stone walls and arches with grand wooden doors, true to the medieval era. Ornate candle chandeliers provide lighting throughout the home, bringing out the richness of the wood.
Wide openings turn this modern California home into an indoor-outdoor space its owners can enjoy year-round. A cantilevered roof provides protection from the elements, while broad windows offer loads of natural light and uninterrupted views of the northern California landscape. Native plants dot the hillside, connecting the house to its setting.
This Northern California residence shows characteristics of neotraditonal community design, in which broad front porches replace front-loading garages to encourage interaction among neighbors. This planning philosophy tries to recapture a bygone era of neighborhood design.
Filtered sunlight slats through this modern take on a pergola, providing sun protection for the rustic-modern outdoor dining room. The indoor-outdoor spaces of this sleek, modern home offer stunning views over the hilly terrain of northern California's wine country.
The steel and glass walls of this modern northern California home retract to open the spaces completely to the outdoors. Native plants surround the house and pool, which are ideally sited to take advantage of the home's hilltop location. Decoration is minimal, creating a space that's restful and meditative.
A low concrete tub is set into concrete floors in this sleek, modern master bathroom. Neutral colors and natural materials rule the day in this space, part of a modern home nestled into the northern California landscape. Broad windows maximize light in the space and take advantage of the home's stunning views.
With an eye toward the surrounding hills of northern California, this truly iconic residence uses a unique series of domes to mimic the natural landscape. Descending stone steps lead guests to the front entrance, while the bright orange and purple exterior serves as a testament to the home's bold eclectic style.
Concrete floors and wood ceilings mix with broad, industrial-style windows to create a home with rustic-modern appeal. The house, situated in northern California, is designed to complement the surrounding landscape and enjoy the views.
Nestled in the hills of northern California, this eclectic and truly iconic home boasts a stunning view of the Crystal Springs Reservoir. Although the home's vibrant orange and purple exterior easily stands out from the hillside, the surrounding trees still provide a degree of seclusion and privacy.
Warm mahogany paneling adds to the comfort of this contemporary living space, built to take maximum advantage of its Northern California views. Furnishings and lighting are by Caterina Spies-Reece of CSR Design. The angular, modern sofa is from B&B Italia.
This modern residence is custom-fit to its unique urban lot and sited to take maximum advantage of its Northern California views. The exterior is a modern mix of wood and glass, with expansive windows that offer a dollhouse-like peek into the home's interior.
Glass walls offer a view of the richly paneled interior of this contemporary home. Situated in Northern California's wine country, the house embraces its surroundings and is sited to take full advantage of the panoramic views. Its 24-inch walls are built from fieldstone that was gathered on the site.
The walls in this stunning northern California home retract to completely open its interior spaces to the outdoors, connecting the modern, minimal home to its surrounding landscape. Natural materials like the wood ceiling further tie the house to its surroundings, while broad expanses of glass offer uninterrupted views in any weather. A fireplace wall creates a cozy seating area.
This kitchen by designer Mark Dutka in his own home near the Northern California coast was designed to reflect the colors of the local sky, sand and forests. A gorgeous sky blue accent wall gives depth to this small, open-plan modern kitchen. Wood beam ceilings and saltillo tile floors offer a nature-inspired contrast to the metal and gray. Halogen pendant lights suspended from an overhead support above the counter peninsula offer a creative lighting solution.
An outdoor room has to be functional, but it also has to be engaging or you'll never use it. Elyse Santoro, a Miami-based interior designer/decorator asks clients to think about places they've traveled to that they absolutely love. "If they say they love Tuscany or the vineyards in northern California, I ask them to remember what it felt like there and to create their outdoor space with elements of that place."