During this colonial home's renovation, a screened porch was added to the rear elevation. The porch, which is connected to the family room by sliding French doors, features a sitting area, fireplace and dining area for 10. Both side yards — one housing the kids' play area and the other boasting an open terrace — are visible from the porch.
Two sections of the 16-foot ipe screen encasing this modern home dramatically unfold, revealing the home's formal dining room. Two steel box windows also break up the ipe screen. The top floor of the home boasts walls of windows for uninterrupted views.
This beautiful modern home in the hills is a nature lover's dream come true! For it, the architect used two sizes of Western red cedar screening to vent the facade and create a horizontal pattern. Trees and plants become one with the building, and the large windows welcome the outdoors in to create an even more serene environment.
The screen facade of this two-story construction is made from bronze anodized aluminum with patterned cutouts that are a nod to the original home's precast concrete window grilles. Though this is a contemporary design for this historic site, the building's form and exterior materials match the historic home.
Across the courtyard from the main house is a new, two-story construction. The first floor is home to a garage, while the second floor houses a private library. The most distinct feature of this building is the metal screen facade, which opens like shutters for a clear view of the property, or can be shut for privacy and protection from the afternoon sun.
A black ventless gas fireplace was made more dramatic with a whitewashed porcelain tile façade in a brick pattern that spans from the floor almost all the way to the ceiling for a clean and modern look. A flat-screen TV with art mode that allows viewing of beautiful works of art placed above the fireplace has a customizable walnut frame that adheres with magnets and helps the TV blend with the rest of the room's decor.