A young family with children enlisted a collaborative team to build their dream home and create a private, outdoor retreat. The front of the home is terraced by the use of steel retainers, and an Ipe boardwalk complements the entry transitioning two sets of cantilevered concrete steps. A river birch tree perches at its terminus. Ascending the front walkway, visitors are greeted by textural plantings that interplay with sunlight harmonizing the natural materials utilized on the home’s exterior.
Once inside, views from every room bring the outdoors in. Even the master bath transports one toward serenity with architectural alocasia set against a solid, 9ft blue steel wall opposite the soaking tub.