This New House Has A Sunken Living Room And A Sunken Home Office

Craig Steely Architecture have designed a modern house in Cupertino, California, that faces a canopy of a dense oak grove in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. #SunkenLivingRoom #ModernArchitecture #SunkenOffice

Photography by Darren Bradley

 

Craig Steely Architecture have designed a modern house in Cupertino, California, that faces a canopy of a dense oak grove in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

When talking about the design, the architects mention, “The conceptual idea came clearly and quickly—float a glass box in the leaves of the trees on two trunk-like columns, disrupting as few oaks as possible.”

 

Craig Steely Architecture have designed a modern house in Cupertino, California, that faces a canopy of a dense oak grove in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. #ModernArchitecture #ModernHouse

Photography by Darren Bradley

A bridge of steel grating connects the drive to the rooftop that features native grasses, while an observation deck sits in the grass field along with a garage/foyer of zinc panels and mirror glass.


A bridge of steel grating connects the drive to the rooftop of this modern house, that features a rooftop of native grasses, while an observation deck sits in the grass field along with a garage/foyer of zinc panels and mirror glass. #ModernHouse #GreenRoof #Garage

Photography by Darren Bradley

Next to the garage are stairs that lead down to the living level of the house, and sunlight from the curved windows is able to funnel down through the stairwell.


Next to the garage in this modern house, are stairs that lead down to the living level of the house, and sunlight from the curved windows is able to funnel down through the stairwell. #BlackStairs #CurvedWindow

Photography by Darren Bradley

Downstairs, the main living area is cantilevered into the tree canopy while bedrooms, bathrooms, service and storage are located behind a long wall of cabinetry along the hillside.

The sunken living room is filled with 144 square feet (13m2) of B&B Italia’s “Tufty time” sofa components, and in the ceiling flush mounted LED strips define the area.


This modern sunken living room is filled with 144 square feet (13m2) of B&B Italia’s “Tufty time” sofa components, and in the ceiling flush mounted LED strips define the area. #SunkenLivingRoom #SunkenCouch

Photography by Darren Bradley

Under the stairs, there’s a sunken office that has all surfaces, including the flooring, desk and cabinetry, that have been milled from a single slab of Chinese pistachio.


Under the stairs in this modern house, there's a sunken office that has all surfaces, including the flooring, desk and cabinetry, that have been milled from a single slab of Chinese pistachio. #SunkenOffice #HomeOffice

Photography by Darren Bradley

Around the corner from the sunken office is the kitchen/dining room. It has a 22 ft. long counter of white composite quartz that transitions from the kitchen work surface into the dining table.


This modern white kitchen has a 22 ft. long counter of white composite quartz that transitions from the kitchen work surface into the dining table. #KitchenDesign #DiningTable

Photography by Darren Bradley | Architect: Craig Steely Architecture | Lead: Craig Steely | Project team: Luigi Silverman, Ryan Leidner, Toon Kantharoup, Anastasia Victor, Chris Talbott | Contractor: Forsythe General Contractors | Structural Engineer: Val Rabichev | Glazing: Bonelli Windows and Doors

Get the contemporist daily email newsletter – sign up here

Luminaire – November 2018 – Cassina Super Beam Sofa
Social Media – Pinterest