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Magnificent Ocean Views from Kitchen and Breakfast Area
To make this home feel as if it were floating on the water, the main floor of the home is built up twelve feet off the ground. This way, as guests look out from the kitchen or outdoor eating space, all they can see is a magnificent ocean view.
The glass fence creates soft screening between the front yard, pool, house and the public sidewalk. It also provides shelter from the salt-laden wind for the veggie beds and a couple of small fruit trees. Salvaged grape stake fencing keeps dogs out of the veggie beds, without discouraging a neighborly chat or exchange of produce.
Due to the decline in the property, the front walkways and landscape had to be designed and built to help transition the grade. Curb appeal from the road is created with a professionally maintained front lawn.
As a creative conduit for the homeowners' ideas, Tor Barstad created a one-of-a-kind hillside hideaway that mixes Old World Architecture with contemporary style. With almost 9,000 square feet, this home's use of organic colors and rustic finishes connect the space with the desert surroundings.
Colorful glazed concrete blocks brighten the wall as visitors approach the front door of this modern beach house. Underfoot, large concrete pavers are situated in a bed of loose river pebbles, carving out a walkway.
Mountain Home With Stone Exterior and Patio Fire Pit
This rustic home exterior features neutral stone paired with gray siding. Black woven outdoor chairs are positioned around the fire pit, offering a cozy spot to sit, while the patio is covered in neutral stone tiles.
Located in southern California, this oceanfront home combines warmth and sophistication with functionality. The home features an open floor plan, perfect for entertaining, spa-like bathrooms, walk-in wine cellar and stunning pool overlooking the ocean.
Careful attention was given to sitting the house into the hillside to take advantage of the grade change and natural features of the site. The client's primary residence is an urban penthouse, so outdoor space was a key feature for their growing family.