Architect: Robert Holdeman, Architect
Rich Dark and sophisticated, this contempoary home combines streamlined design with the beauty of nature living in a hillside wood on Old Mission Peninsula.
This project was a total conversion renovation project. In it past life this residence was a Prarie Mission Style home that no longer had appeal. We transformed the original house with additions, an exterior using a mixture of large expances of glass, limestone panels, dark horizontal paneling and aluminum accents. The addition of a standing seam metal roof, heated concrete motor court, and extensive landscaping were also used in the transformation.
The open interior space of the remodeled home was designed with entertaining and gatherings in mind. From the entry foyer with the flow through tile floor that leads into a intimate lounge space that is flanked with a mahogany box joint bar that encourages entrants to feel comfortable mingling and socializing. With social attitudes changing to where everyone seems to end up in the kitchen the owner wanted an open kitchen dining area to include the space as a visual entertaining space. The butlers pantry kitchen and outdoor grilling porch allows caterers to carry on with their activities close but out of the main space. The added storage with that allows a clean contempoary space with out sacrificing necessary storage space. The design of the interior of the house was influnced by eastern architecture with its clean lines and dark mahogany trim. The use of the open Brazillian cherry stairway with a steel and glass sky bridge seperates the master bed room for privacy while creating a strong visual component. Brazillian cherry floors and Architect Robert Holdeman'''s signature strong connected trim lines really work to pull together and define the spaces through out.. All the cabinetry and built-ins and details were produced in our millworks shop