There’s a place for a family in California nestled in a redwood grove called The Creekside Retreat. The Creekside Retreat, built in 1954, was a redesign project for that Richardson Architects recently. It no longer looks like the house it once was, but has been remodeled into something much more grand.
One of the best features of the home is on the outside, where you’ll find an old wooden bridge over a creek along rock walls that carve paths through the grounds. The house is of course filled with light and color, which adds to the great atmosphere of the place.
When you drive to the place you almost feel like you are finding a magical gem in the heart of a forest. Greeting your guests is easy as many of the windows face the front of the house and you have a great sitting area on the porch. When you enter the house you find yourself in a cozy room that has more space than it seems. While the dining room and living room are both removed from the kitchen, there is still plenty of space for everyone.
One room has a nice little work area or even a playroom for the kids. The kitchen is a bit cramped, but the large island not only offers enough space to spread out and cook, it can also serve as a small dining area. The bedrooms are just the right size for a relaxed atmosphere. Throughout the house, the double windows above and below draw light into the house and save energy.