Energy-Efficient, Contemporary Home With Linear Design
This home is located on a steeply sloping ridge top and is designed to sensitively step down with the land. The steep topography influenced the linear design as it hugs along a natural rock outcropping. The layout is perfectly harmonious to the land and sun, allowing the home to orient its long faces to the north and south while minimizing its east and west exposures.
Tall, north-facing window walls capture cool, even lighting throughout the day, while deep overhangs along the south protect from overexposure from the sun. The main roof sheds to the south, providing maximum solar collection potential. Decks and screened-in porches along the south face also provide areas for outdoor entertaining and a means to capture prevailing breezes that blow up from the canyons below.
An eye-catching platform bed with lighting underneath both complements and emphasizes the striking hardwood floors in this simple Zen bedroom. Black-and-white art on the wall and yellow flowers on the nightstand add just the right personal touches to the space.
The look of this industrial modern kitchen is softened by designer Randy Weinstein with an ivory subway-tiled backsplash and contrasting rich wooden cabinetry around it. Four open shelves allow the backsplash more function by providing visible storage space, while adding a decorative quality with eclectic dishware and accessories.
This deck stretches the whole back length of the house. There's a large dining area at one end and a comfortable sitting area at the other. Blue and red accents are a cheerful complement to the home's tan siding.
Toile wallpaper and an ornate chandelier are among the glamorous details in this formal eat-in kitchen. Framed by a white mantel, the range boasts a patterned, gold backsplash. Pink Roman shades and pink chair cushions coordinate in this kitchen with decorative flair.
Sparkling damask wallpaper creates a stunning glamorous setting for this powder room. A pair of contemporary pendant lights flank a golden sunburst mirror for an eye-catching focal point. The curvy white vanity features gold fixture, bringing a feminine quality to the space.
This classic white kid's room is based on the nursery rhyme Peter Rabbit. The fabrics, paint colors and accessories reinforce this fanciful theme. White built-in shelving provides ample storage for books and toys.
Calacatta Marble Is Simple & Clean In Transitional Kitchen
White Calacatta marble countertops and subway tiles mix well with dark cabinetry in this transitional kitchen. Recessed general lighting and under-cabinet task lighting add to the room's bright and airy feel.
The abundance of natural light from the gorgeous outdoor view highlights the beauty of this contemporary galley kitchen with crisp white cabinetry. High-end GE appliances, including a wine chiller, and two areas for food preparation make for easy entertaining.