Posted by Lauran
Once in a while we get to stage a house that is truly unique—that really challenges us to make the most of the one-of-a-kind details and unusual layout. This Berkeley Hills home, designed by renowned architect J.H. Ostwald, is such a place.
The most stunning features of this home can be summed up in two words: wood and windows.
The wood paneling, floors and ceilings bring a warmth to the modern design and complement the fantastic views of nature surrounding the home.
Look at that amazing detail on the front door, below.
This main floor room (staged as an office/guest room) gets incredible light through the french doors that lead out to a charming patio.
This room (staged as the kid’s room) is an unusual combination of paneled and sheet rocked walls. We brought in bright colors to make it playful.
The wood ceilings, beams and floors add so much character to this white bedroom.
This bedroom is a bit different—the only wood feature here is the ceiling beam. We chose to paint the feature wall a soft blue to match the sky.
The outdoor spaces are also spectacular—a combination of decks and patios with plenty of little nooks for seating, dining and relaxing.
This home is open this weekend—stop by if you’re in the East Bay!
Photography by Open Homes Photography