This house was built for two transplants from the Bay Area, who were looking for their “rest of their lives” home. Situated within the Thom’s Estate community, we were prompted to step outside of our normal practice to conform to specific, aesthetic guidelines as delineated by the Homeowners Association. We were determined to design a home that appeared traditional on the exterior, while feeling contemporary and bright on the interior – and through the encouragement of our clients, we were able to do just that.

The main living area is the entry level; with kitchen, a vaulted living room space, and dining towards the back of the house and opening to the wooded area behind the property, and the primary bedroom suite, home office, and two-car garage towards the front of the house, allowing for easy access to all essential areas. On the lower level, the walk-out basement holds a rec. room, two guest bedrooms, and a spacious workshop area.

We worked collaboratively with our clients and subcontractors to create a house that had a rich material expression on the exterior through the use of landscaping, stucco, and stone, and a unique, comfortable interior that spoke to the personality of its residents. These special touches – like the live-edge wood mantel in the living room, a real, tree-bark wall in the rec room, or the screened in lower patio off the back, all add to the completely custom nature of this project.