This residence, which was built for a technology company executive and his wife, is nestled within a peaceful natural setting. Old oaks and dense canopies compliment the curvy seasonal creek. Berkeley based WA Design developed the Saratoga Creek House with nothing overlooked.
Similar to prefabricated units but not visually similar, this house has been made up of a series of small structures connected with glass pathways and vaulted roofs. The large variety of materials implemented when constructing this house offer a diverse visual spectrum.
“We designed a drop soffit of sheet bronze for the sections of the house with vaulted ceilings. The bronze reflects the adjacent exterior gardens during the day and adds a warm glow at night. We designed a unique, freestanding staircase with glass treads that becomes the centerpiece of the home’s circulation. White cement panel siding was selected to brighten the deep shade under the oak canopy. Zinc standing-seam roofing and a custom wood window system fill out the palette of materials on the exterior. Natural stone, concrete, plaster, bronze, and dark hardwoods combine in a rich palette of color and texture in the home’s interior,’’ states the designing architects. The final result is a unique structure that many of us will only dream about living in.