Cantilevered stairs project from a stacked stone wall in this California home, creating a clean, sleek line that fits the home's modern vibe. Warm wood finishes and earthy colors on textiles, art and flooring create a neutral backdrop that showcases the spectacular view of sea and sky.
To get up to the second floor, there's a modern staircase made of glass and metal that seems to float in the center of the room. The home's neutral palette makes the lush greenery outside even more vibrant.
Bamboo stair railing was replaced with modern metal and wood railing for a fresh, streamlined look. Wood paneled ceilings now don a fresh coat of white paint to brighten the space by reflecting natural light.
Taking advantage of the prefabricated construction method, "HGTV Star" contestant Brooks Atwood designed an environmentally optimized building shell for various levels of light penetration and ventilation through each room of the house. All of the materials used for the Caivano house are reclaimed, upcycled, recycled or sustainable.
A Dutch door adds even more appeal to this single family home in Montecito, Calif., as it fills the interior with natural light and fresh air. Large windows bathe the living room in sunlight, too, and highlight the home's open floor plan and staircase.