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Impressive modern home with dramatic views of the San Francisco Bay

Located in San Mateo, California,  in collaboration with interior designer designed this modern home to be connected to the outdoors throughout. The homeowners, a family of four, purchased two lots with incredible views to create one single property. The cedar-lined house took three years to build, offering modern—clean lines, comfortable interiors and an eco-friendly design. Consisting of 6,000 square feet of living space, patterned furnishings, finishes and organic materials helps to add texture and warmth into this modern home.

Project Team: Architect: Oculus Design & Architecture / Interior Design: Jay Jeffers /Landscape Architect: GLS Landscape | Architecture / Construction: Drew Maran Construction

Above: Sliding glass pocket doors connects the interior living spaces to the exterior. The home is bisected by the “air stair”, a cantilevered steel, wood and glass staircase that visually separates the public and private zones.

What We Love: This fabulous home features black-and-white landscape photographs of Ansel Adams throughout, helping to further connect the interiors to nature. The outdoor living spaces are just incredible, from the double infinity edge pool to the amazing plexiglass hot tub hovering high above the ground. This home’s outdoor space is an entertainer’s dream… and the interior living spaces are just as spectacular.

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This house is LEED-Gold certified: gray water is used for irrigation, rainwater for toilets, a living roof for additional insulation, and radiant heating and cooling.

Above: There are many custom pieces found throughout this home. Highlights in the dining room includes the dining table of walnut slab with bronze in-lay in the shape of the San Francisco Bay. Additionally, is the brass and lacquer buffet by Paul Benson.

Above: The Hudson Furniture dining table showcases a bronze inlay that represents the outline of the San Francisco Bay.

Above: The dining chairs at the ends of the table were sourced from Madeline Stuart, while the side chairs are by Anees Upholstery. The chandelier above the table is Bec Brittain’s Maxhedron, found on Roll & Hill.

Above: The walls of the study are clad in Moyasu cypress, charred using the traditional Japanese technique of shou sugi ban.

Above: The bright and airy master bathroom features statuary marble walls and exquisite Carrara and Thassos tiles on the floor.

Above: The playroom-cum-office it located on the lower level, where a wall of glass frames the underwater portion of the swimming pool.

Above: The 39-by-19-foot swimming pool features two infinity edges and is perched over the hillside with sweeping views over the San Francisco Bay. Interior designer Jay Jeffers added woven and teak furnishings, along with concrete end tables to help further enjoy this amazing outdoor living space.

Above: The plexiglas hot tub is suspended 35-feet above the ground, offering breathtaking city views and beyond to the San Francisco Bay.

Photos: Matthew Millman Photography

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