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Kentfield residence with spectacular views

When planning a new home, whether it’s a holiday retreat or a permanent residence, the views are critical. If you’re lucky enough to find a spot that allows panoramic views then the design and orientation of the house will definitely be influenced by this element. This residence is located in Kentfield, California, USA. It benefits from a location that allows it to capture unique views of the undulating hillside, Mount Tamalpais and the San Francisco Bay.

The house was designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects and it occupies a surface of 5,900 square feet. The construction was completed in 2010. It has a design that not only provides beautiful views of the surrounding landscape but is also a reflection of it. It has a curved retaining wall that follows the contours of the hillside while also serving as an anchor for the house, given the conditions on the site. The house seems to be a part of the hillside, a natural prominence that beautifully integrates into the landscape.

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The interior design was the creation of TGH and Margaret Simon and the landscape was designed by GLS Landscape Architecture and Rana Creek. The residence was organized in three volumes. They include the living room, the kitchen and dining area and the master bedroom. Moreover, the residence is not only beautiful but also sustainable. It features passive and active heating and cooling systems, battery storage, a cistern for water management and a living roof.{pictures by David Wakely and found on archdaily}.