The original A-frame home on this hillside lot was destroyed in the Tea Fire. The clients wanted to rebuild a fire resistant home. Working together with their architect and builder, they chose a contemporary design with few, if any, fire susceptible, “weak links.”
Nano walls in the living room and large windows throughout add abundant natural light, create strong connections between indoors and outdoors, and provide fabulous mountain views. Unique finish materials add personality as well as soften the home’s otherwise stark, contemporary lines. Budget was certainly an issue on this project. The general contractor worked hard to get good prices, make trade-offs and keep costs down.
Contemporary is one of the most demanding styles from a construction point of view. Everything – from foundation to finish – has to be perfect. “This house is near perfect, square, plumb and level,” says the project manager with a smile. “NOTHING can be perfect!” (Architect: Burnell, Branch & Pester Architecture)