Architect: Francis Garcia
Architect Firm: Francis Garcia Architect
Location: Northern CA
Project Type: Contemporary
This classically modern house in Northern California features an open floor plan with Mediterranean influences. The homeowners want a modern design with a classic feel that highlights traditional Mediterranean architecture. The spacious layout and casual elegance of the architecture and interior design help achieve this, leaving an atmosphere that is both serene and contemplative. The hillside on the property defined the layout, while protecting the pool, patio, and outside dining from prevailing wind. Recessed Marvin windows were used to reduce direct sunlight into the house and keep the house cool in the summer. Marvin windows and doors also provided expansive views of the valley from several interior rooms, truly facilitating indoor-outdoor living.