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This Stunning Hilltop House Has the Most Amazing View of the Golden Gate

Picture of Charlotte Luxford
Home & Design Editor
Updated: 19 May 2017
Many of us could only ever dream of having a house with such spectacular views as this one, but the lucky owners of this gorgeous family home perched on top of the mountains in the East Bay, get to enjoy a totally uninterrupted panorama towards the city of Oakland and beyond to the South West Bay and Golden Gate.
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One of the key factors for this remodelled ‘Skyline’ house by Terry & Terry Architecture was to maximise the views and also to connect the home with the garden and outside spaces.

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A spectacular viewing platform was added to the open-plan living space at the back of the property, which seamlessly opens out onto the generous decked terrace with a trellis-style roof to shelter the family from the sun during the day.

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Glazing has been used to its full potential to allow the young family to enjoy their surroundings wherever they are in the property – even the bathtub has a picture perfect view of the breathtaking landscape beyond.

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One of the key characteristics of the 250 square-metre (2,690 square-foot) property is the aerodynamic wooden wave-like ceiling, which is aesthetically pleasing but also practical – it works as a large ventilation volume that helps to cool the internal spaces with afternoon breezes.

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The streamlined kitchen area has also been designed to connect with the front yard garden to form an alfresco dining space, with a concrete planter that doubles up as a bench for extra guests when the family are entertaining large parties.

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There are two bedrooms on the main floor, with two further generously proportioned bedrooms on the lower ground floor, plus a cinema room and study.

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Throughout the property, there is a relatively neutral palette of soft greys, warm red-toned timber and crisp white, making the lush surrounding scenery the focus of the home.

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