This San Francisco-area street slopes down to a modern wood and glass home that's ideally suited to its site. The wood facade incorporates elements of the rugged terrain, while a stepped design takes maximum advantage of the unique lot.
It's easy for a top-floor room with sloped ceilings to feel cluttered -- and it can be tough to find furniture that fits the height of the walls. Built-in dressers on either side of the twin bed solve these problems. They're a perfect scale for the space and allow the teen room to feel clean and neat.
Interesting angles and intriguing architectural elements turn this renovated home into a showstopping estate. The house is sited on a sloping lot, with retaining walls and landscaping that suits the home and property.
The bare bones of the great room were kept, including the charming exposed wood ceiling. But simple white and wood furnishings and beautiful hardwood floors make the space fresh and friendly. Sliding glass doors all along the back wall add easy indoor outdoor potential.
Above the garage sits this charming, 600-square foot apartment. Because the roof pitch created low ceilings in the corners, designers used those areas for closets and the pantry. An unusual, patterned backsplash adds dimension to the kitchen's basic white cabinets.
Natural wood tones combine with sleek white walls and countertops in this light-filled, modern kitchen. A natural fiber pendant hangs from the sloped, beamed ceiling, bringing an organic, earthy vibe to the space. The design team removed a wall to open the kitchen and reveal the stunning architectural window. White oak cabinets and white Ceaserstone countertops are light and California cool.