Bruce Bolander, The Gartner Residence, California
As any architect will tell you, if you are given a site with beautiful surrounding or views, you frame these views when you are building, to make the most of them. Framing these views helps to bring the outside in, allowing the inhabitant to experience and explore their surroundings from the comfort of their home or office.
Bruce Bolander has created a beautiful home for the Gartners in California, that sits opposite a river. Thanks to Bruce’s use of glass, simplistic design philosophy and a deep respect for materials he has created a home for them that just exudes style.
The beautiful shingle cladding promotes an air of modesty, allowing the home to sit comfortably amongst its neighbours.
The large expanse of rear glazing takes full advantage of the river views from both floors.
Steel Detailing within the building promotes a healthy relationship between the occupants and the structure itself.
The gorgeous bespoke bookcase that lives below the large upstairs window.
A glass partition divides a space, whilst lighting it at the same time.
Full height ceilings create feelings of space and openness, high windows flood the room with natural light.
The detailing highlights the craftsmanship.
Large open stairs create a narrative between the floors.
A lovely blend of materials, all working in unison.
Open planned living.
Source: [Bruce Bolander]