East Bay Hills Residence, San Francisco, USA – Ohashi Design
Approaching the front door, details appear such as crisp aluminum address numbers and mail slot, sandblasted glass and metal entry doors and the sleek lines of the metal roof, as the flush granite floor passes into the house leading to the view beyond.
The Golden Gate Bridge is directly ahead through the tall glass window wall, and to the right is the open living room, to the left the dining room, all sitting on polished custom colored radiant heated concrete floors.
Arriving at the new deck terrace, solid walls edit views of the industrial neighborhood below and focus attention on the San Francisco Bay view beyond.
The living room has walnut built-in cabinets housing home theater equipment over a border of black river rock which turns into a black granite plinth under the fireplace which is rimmed with luminescent tile.
The rich combination of textures and materials comes together near the entry as the smooth concrete floors end in the honed black granite fireplace plinth, and in the band of spotted gum wood floors which transition smoothly into gray granite pavers under the custom entry bench.
Natural woods such as red cedar walls in the living room surround the walnut cabinets, and douglas fir sliding doors with rice paper embedded glass is seen beyond one of our custom designed tables made of chestnut and crafted in Japan by Conde House.
Zodiaq countertops finish off walnut cabinets in the kitchen with stainless steel accents in the appliances, sinks, faucets, and appliance garage doors – more Green technology in the form of on-demand flash hot water heaters were used, along with electrical converters to convert the solar cell generated electricity into house current.
A contemplative air jet bath sits on a stone base, which turns into a striated tile wall that transitions into a Pilkington glass channel wall, diffusing views but allowing in light from the side yard.
Sustainable measures are seamlessly integrated into the design where in addition to radiant heated concrete floors and on-demand hot water heaters these self-adhesive thin-film photovoltaic solar strips were applied between the ridges of the standing seam metal roof providing “off the grid” electrical power.