In the courtyard gallery garden at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, landscape designer Megan Van Linda pays homage to the Venice Biennale, the biennial, internationally acclaimed exhibition of contemporary art in Italy. A custom mural by San Francisco artist The Apexer and a modern lounger add contemporary flair to the Italianate architecture of the home.
The cascading, grass-covered Warshaw residence unequivocally takes its design cues from its unique sloping Jackson Hole site with unencumbered Teton Range views. The house emerges from the land, paralleling the slope of the butte with progressively stepping, flat, grassy rooflines. While respecting a 20-foot height restriction, the design exploits spectacular mountain vistas, and maximizes views via the stepped composition.
This room screams traditional style with its raised-panel walls, crown molding, high ceiling and ornate chandelier. But the floral plates hung on the wall, blue settees and matching chesterfield sofas give the space a fun contemporary twist.
Over 200 varieties of trees, shrubs and ground covers create an ever-changing palette of garden delight. Bringing the perennials and plant materials closer to the New Hampshire residence with a stone exterior embraces the natural beauty of the property.
Varying heights in architecture brings interesting levels to the exterior appeal of this Italian villa style home. Neutral walls shine against dark brown roof shingles, a neutral driveway and wood garage doors.
Angled roof panels and intriguing levels give this home exterior eye-catching shape. The white exterior walls are a bright contrast to the dark roof tone. A concrete driveway is partially split creating individual entry to the two-car garage.
Neutral stones, dark woodgrain and white siding create a patchwork exterior on this contemporary home. The mix of finishes works well with the intriguing shapes and levels of the architecture. A concrete walkway makes sharp turns from the driveway to frame the corners of the house.
"House is a House is a House is a House is a House: Architectures and Collaborations of Johnston Marklee" by Reto Geiser is published by Basel Birkhäuse. The designers are Noëmi Mollet and Reto Geiser.
From the outside, this home communicates historically accurate New England coastal architecture, yet the sunroom appears to be enclosed by a fully glazed wall similar to those found in more modern architecture.
A renovated loft bathroom has a walk-in shower, striped marble floors and a resin vanity and walls. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.