Architect Scott McGlashan of McGlashan Architecture designed this gorgeous, contemporary hillside home in Mill Valley, California, for an extended family of three generations to share. Thus, private and shared areas were a must, as were modern style and a connection with the environment. “Gracefully nestled into the hillside, the three levels spill down the hillside,” describes Architect McGlashan. “Planted roofs shelter the home, while generous windows, skylights and retractable walls open to the views, breezes, decks and patios.” But as much as outdoor living characterizes this home’s facade, so too do the outdoors influence interiors. Natural wood throughout is stained to highlight its natural tone. Tiles of varied stone appear on floors, and stone bricks adorn walls. The double-thick counters in the kitchen and bathroom further enhance the home’s sense of earth-inspired luxury. The round skylight in the kitchen serves as a gorgeous architectural detail while naturally lighting the space. A lovely, contemporary staircase design juxtaposes the natural with the urban: from above the staircases boasts beautiful natural hardwood details, while a view from beneath reveals unique steel detail reminiscent of the industrial era, with a modern twist. McGlashan Architecture.
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