With a stellar view of its San Francisco neighborhood, this modern home connects to nature with a full suit of reclaimed redwood siding. The Buena Vista Residence from George Bradley marries the ingenious use of a small and awkwardly shaped lot with sleek, modern lines, resulting in a residence that looks almost like a sculpture on the skyline of the California hills.
For those of you playing along at home, Buena Vista means “good view” in Spanish, and this house has that in spades – inside and out. The exterior of the home is comprised of two volumes which are adorned with reclaimed redwood siding and connected with a glass atrium (!). The unique shape of the home was devised to address the challenge of the lot’s awkward triangular shape. Because the lot itself is also sloped, architects designed the home to be multi-level, making the most of the elevation. That design also creates a beautifully light-filled interior, as light from nearly all sides of the home can filter in through the nearly floor-to-ceiling windows.
Now, about that reclaimed wood siding. The wood was rescued from Hanger One at Moffett Field, currently under restoration while being leased by Google. The redwood tones are wonderfully variegated, lending character to the clean, modern lines of the home’s design. There’s just something about the combination of redwood and steel that screams “California,” so this residence is right at home in one of San Francisco’s premiere neighborhoods.
Now that is one good view.
Via Design Milk
Images via George Bradley Architecture + Design