The interplay between interior and exterior is on full display throughout this house in Silicon Valley. Here, the master bedroom flows into a fern garden.
A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, is designed to make the most of its setting. Accordion-like doors from NanaWall span the living and dining rooms and, during the hotter summer months, open the house to coastal breezes.
In Marin County, California, landscape designer Loretta Gargan made the most of her weekend getaway's diminunitive backyard by dividing it into separate spaces serving different functions.
The Amoeba, a backyard dining pavilion in Sonoma, California, features cut-outs in its concrete slab floor that allow for an indoor forest of taro, fig, and bamboo.
Sliding doors in a San Francisco house designed by Craig Steely create in indoor-outdoor kitchen and dining room.
An open, inviting addition to this Menlo Park ranch house enables a fluid indoor-outdoor connection that didn’t exist before.
Fifteen miles outside of San Francisco, Tanja DiGrande and her husband, Sebastian, set out to add more livable space to their Orinda home for their active family of five. Today, a modern rooftop addition offers a place for entertaining and enjoying scenic views. During the design process, the team was challenged with preserving these views while adhering to the required 3.5-foot railing height mandated by building code, a height that would block all views while seated. As a solution, the team came up with open metal railings that would maintain safety while preserving the view.