Nestled in the rolling hills of Marin, California, this modern ranch home was designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects takes rustic ingredients like wood paneling and paneling and presents them in a streamlined, modern form.
Natural elements like wood and stone help blend the house into the landscape, while the clean lines of the modern architectural style make it stand out and with such sumptuous features as large built-in bookshelves, a window seat with great views and a this house feels like a luxurious country retreat.
The house’s wood paneling looks weathered, but the modern lines make it current. One of the most interesting features is the “peek-a-boo” door in the facade of the house, which opens and reveals not the interior of the house, but the expansive view behind it behind the open courtyard.
The paved courtyard has a refreshing lap pool, stunning scenery, and plenty of space to soak up the sun or enjoy a meal in the great outdoors.
The interior of the house has a lot of wood, both for flooring and cladding. But this isn’t the gnarled pine or roughly hewn wood found in a traditional ranch house. This wood is getting a stylish update with its clean, modern lines and light color scheme.
The whole house is flooded with light with pale colors, generous windows and an open floor plan. At night the house is warmed up by a variety of attractive accent lighting, including a fabulous driftwood chandelier in the dining area.