Layers Of Landscaping Soften This Modern Californian House

This modern house utilizes board formed concrete for the basement, cedar and larch siding for the main level, and dark panelized zinc for the top floor. #ModernHouse #HouseDesign #Architecture
Photography by Matthew Millman
 

Studio VARA has designed a new modern residence in Palo Alto, California, that uses board formed concrete for the basement, cedar and larch siding for the main level, and dark zinc panels for the top floor.

In the front yard, multiple layers of low fencing, together with plants of various heights, textures, and colors, have been added to the front facade, creating a buffer from the sidewalk.

 
In the front yard of this modern house, multiple layers of low fencing together with plants of various heights, textures, and colors, have been added to the front facade, creating a buffer from the sidewalk.  #ModernLandscaping #LandscapeDesign #LandscapeIdeas #CurbAppeal
Photography by Matthew Millman

A series of metal and wood sunshades, like in the living room, provide the interiors with protection from the sun, without giving up the views.


A series of metal and wood sunshades, like in this modern living room, provide the interiors with protection from the sun, without giving up the views. #WoodScreens #LivingRoom #ModernInterior
Photography by Matthew Millman

Carefully considered cabinetry and built-ins in the kitchen and entertaining areas on the main level ensure that the open plan does not feel loft-like, while the clerestory windows provide additional natural light to the kitchen.


This modern kitchen with wood cabinets, has clerestory windows that provide additional natural light to the kitchen. #Windows #ModernKitchen #KitchenDesign
Photography by Matthew Millman

Sliding glass doors in the dining room open to the yard and entertaining area, that’s been furnished with a lounge and freestanding fireplace, as well as an outdoor dining area.


This modern house has sliding glass doors that open the interiors to the yard and entertaining area, that's been furnished with a lounge and freestanding fireplace, as well as an outdoor dining area. #OutdoorSpace #LandscapeDesign #Yard #Backyard #OutdoorLounge #OutdoorDining
Photography by Matthew Millman

Back inside, there’s also a guest suite, powder room, and piano room on the ground floor.


This modern house has a guest suite that's tucked away on the ground floor. #GuestSuite #Bedroom
Photography by Matthew Millman

A three-story staircase connects the various levels of the house, and showcases a muted material palette, consisting of soft tan Haisa marble, European white oak, and blackened steel.


A three-story staircase connects the various levels of this modern house, and showcases a muted material palette, consisting of soft tan Haisa marble, European white oak, and blackened steel. #ModernStairs #Staircase #SteelStairs
Photography by Matthew Millman

Upstairs, soft neutral colors have been used in one of the bedrooms, while floor-to-ceiling windows add an abundance of natural light, and a curtain track has been built-into the ceiling.


Soft neutral colors have been used in the design of this contemporary bedroom, while floor-to-ceiling windows add an abundance of natural light, and a curtain track has been built-into the ceiling. #BedroomDesign #NeutralBedroom #BedroomDesignIdeas
Photography by Matthew Millman

In the bathroom, a wood vanity with plenty of storage runs along the wall, while in the shower, a shelf has been built into the wall.


In this modern bathroom, a wood vanity with plenty of storage runs along the wall, while in the shower, a shelf has been built into the wall. #ModernBathroom #BathroomDesign #BathroomIdeas
Photography by Matthew Millman | Design: Studio VARA | Contractor: Von Clemm Construction | Structural Engineer: FTF Engineering | Lighting Designer: Tucci Lighting | Audio / Visual: Adaptive System

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This modern house has sliding glass doors that open the interiors to the yard and entertaining area, that's been furnished with a lounge and freestanding fireplace, as well as an outdoor dining area. #OutdoorSpace #LandscapeDesign #Yard #Backyard #OutdoorLounge #OutdoorDining
This modern house utilizes board formed concrete for the basement, cedar and larch siding for the main level, and dark panelized zinc for the top floor. #ModernHouse #HouseDesign #Architecture
This modern house utilizes board formed concrete for the basement, cedar and larch siding for the main level, and dark panelized zinc for the top floor. #ModernHouse #HouseDesign #Architecture
This modern house has sliding glass doors that open the interiors to the yard and entertaining area, that's been furnished with a lounge and freestanding fireplace, as well as an outdoor dining area. #OutdoorSpace #LandscapeDesign #Yard #Backyard #OutdoorLounge #OutdoorDining
This modern house utilizes board formed concrete for the basement, cedar and larch siding for the main level, and dark panelized zinc for the top floor. #ModernHouse #HouseDesign #Architecture
A series of metal and wood sunshades, like on this modern house, provide the interiors with protection from the sun, without giving up the views. #WoodScreens #LivingRoom #ModernInterior
A three-story staircase connects the various levels of this modern house, and showcases a muted material palette, consisting of soft tan Haisa marble, European white oak, and blackened steel. #ModernStairs #Staircase #SteelStairs
A three-story staircase connects the various levels of this modern house, and showcases a muted material palette, consisting of soft tan Haisa marble, European white oak, and blackened steel. #ModernStairs #Staircase #SteelStairs
A three-story staircase connects the various levels of this modern house, and showcases a muted material palette, consisting of soft tan Haisa marble, European white oak, and blackened steel. #ModernStairs #Staircase #SteelStairs
A three-story staircase connects the various levels of this modern house, and showcases a muted material palette, consisting of soft tan Haisa marble, European white oak, and blackened steel. #ModernStairs #Staircase #SteelStairs
This modern house has sliding glass doors that open the interiors to the yard and entertaining area, that's been furnished with a lounge and freestanding fireplace, as well as an outdoor dining area. #OutdoorSpace #LandscapeDesign #Yard #Backyard #OutdoorLounge #OutdoorDining
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