Elevated Views

This stunning 360-degree Bay Area view site presented the architect with a rare opportunity to design a home that offered a view from every room. The challenge was to capture those views, yet retain the homeowner’s privacy. The floorplan situates the public rooms on the second level to ensure that regardless of what might be built on the surrounding properties, the views and natural light will be preserved. The Arts and Crafts style incorporates natural materials and handcrafted details. Night-time elegance was achieved with an innovative exterior and interior lighting scheme. The design allows for full accessibility so the owner can remain in her dream house as she ages.