Steeply pitched rooflines and dormer windows give this country manor a stylish, classical look. Grey on white, the color palette is soft appearing to be almost organically connected to the surrounding greenery – more like a cliff or rock outcropping than man-made architecture. Trees fill the space between curved driveway and road providing maximum privacy for those inside.
Symmetry and balance are the themes that give this home its stately presence. The entryway's three matching, double-height archways form a focal point, their shape echoed in a circular water feature surrounded by meticulously manicured lawns and box hedges.
Like discovering a secret glade in the forest, this West Coast Contemporary home is all about incorporating natural materials into an urban environment. Cedar siding accented by locally-sourced, basalt rock are rich and warmly colored, conjuring subtle images of simpler times while still making a clear statement this is an utterly contemporary residence. There's even a hint of mystery - with few windows facing the street, what amazing views will be found once you step through the sturdy, unadorned front doorway?
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