The Leland house is all about capturing the views and taking advantage of indoor/outdoor living. In a mild climate the decks and patios almost double the effective living area. Designed to create outdoor rooms the patios define spaces that act as linked transitional rooms that are connected to the surrounding landscaping.
This design is a statement in modern luxury and was envisioned to be integrated with sloping property that would take advantage of sweeping views. Positioned on a bluff this design represents a modern experience in estate living.
With a main level encompassing 2059 square feet and walkout level of 842 square feet this house lives very spaciously at 2900 square feet. Exterior decks and patios add an additional 2521 square feet of outdoor enjoyment.
Luxuriously laid out so that public spaces have sweeping views. Semi private study and private master bedroom both open directly onto a patio which steps down to yard. The study even has a private semi sheltered outdoor garden sitting area.
The walkout level is secluded for guests or teenagers. Even these rooms have a great deck to enjoy the morning or read in the evening. An expandable basement area could be finished for a home theater or recreation space.
All sides of this house are about bringing daylight into the interior while providing a balance of public and private faces. Clerestory windows under extended overhangs allow light to flood the living spaces while protecting from excessive solar gain. Envisioned for a dry sunny climate the outdoor spaces take advantage of the different weather conditions occurring throughout the day and during the change of seasons.