Oak Shore Residence

Corte Madera, CA
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Located in the foothills of the Ring Mountain Preserve, this 5,100 sf, 4-bedroom home commands sweeping panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay from every room.  The home is harmoniously integrated into its natural surroundings by tucking the building massing into the hillside and orienting its low-sloped standing seam metal shed roofs towards the spectacular views.  Exterior wood siding and rough-cut stone veneer blend with the surrounding terrain and native plants, while the simple building forms, dramatic overhangs, and sleek balconies provide a refined and modern elegance to the architecture.

The open floor plan, large sliding glass doors and expansive outdoor living areas blur the line between indoor and outdoor living.  Outdoor patios are nestled into the adjacent oak and bay laurel forest, which provides protection and awareness of place through the ever changing and subtle dappled light, which filters down through the canopies.  The diverse ecology of the site is further emphasized by the use of all native Californian plant species such as ferns, currants, and woodland flowers to immerse the residents in the natural beauty of coastal Northern California.