From Margaret Everton on April 14, 2010 in San Francisco
A move from Texas to California’s Oakland Hills certainly requires a bit of a lifestyle adjustment, but architect Robert Nebolons newly retired clients were ready for the change. And of course, an amazing view of the San Francisco Bay didnt hurt any.
Drawn to a home design they found on Nebolon’s website, the couple asked if the architect would design a similar house for a lot tucked away on a slope overlooking the bay. The landscape proved to be a challenge, but Nebolon was able to incorporate the unique setting, along with a knoll of tall trees in the middle of the property, into the homes architecture. Since the home was built around the trees, it was designed in an L shape with three separate pavilions.
The ceiling was sloped to make the roof appear as if it was coming directly out of the hillside, which also aided in keeping the wind to a minimum. And with a view that is truly to die for, it was imperative that the couple had easy access to the outdoors through massive French doors on the main level and a deck adjacent to the master suite. The rest of the home was designed to include an exercise room, guest room and home office
The homes interior design was taken care of by Tina Voight, who used soft finishes and light-colored wood to keep the airy feel offered by the homes outdoor connection. Contemporary furniture was used to enhance the overall modern feel of the home.
With windows and skylights galore, this architectural gem is the ideal retreat for anyone who loves that perfect view.