Designer Beth Dana converted the space to a bright, finished-looking studio. When the original 1920s doors are open, the studio becomes a tropical oasis, with avocado and orange trees, bamboo and a trellis overflowing with bountiful climbing roses.
Six Oaks can be found deep in the woods of Felton, California (not far from Santa Cruz). It’s built in a former railway area surrounded by redwood trees, although you’ll be glad to know only two redwoods were cut down to accommodate the home, and those were used for interior elements such as the stairs. Architecture and design firm Modulus created Six Oaks by stacking six shipping containers as a way to maximize light, views and airflow throughout the 1,200-square-foot space. Skylights, a bridge and private outdoor shower are other standout features in a home that’s otherwise intended to blend into its surroundings.
The entrance to your driveway should be in keeping with the property, but also with the setting. Here, the iron gates and stone columns fit in beautifully with the style of the house, and the soft landscape completes the look.
The home's curb appeal is markedly improved with all new siding, fresh paint, new porch posts and railings and upgraded landscaping. Among the appealing aspects of this older Hillsboro neighborhood are the large lots, wide streets and vintage homes built mainly in the early 20th century.