Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

March 8th, 2012 by admin # Contemporary Designs Ideas, Home Building Concepts, Home Design Ideas

This cool house location with natural surrounding area in Marin county California, about 6.4 km/4 miles north of San Francisco. This Mill Valley Hillside Residence project in 2009 design by Berkeley-based studio McGlashan Architecture

Amazing Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Cozy Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Beautiful Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Fresh and Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Terrace Design at Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Second Floor Terrace at Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Mill Valley Hillside Residence in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Bahtroom Design Ideas at Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Roof Garden Ideas at Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Natural and Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Modern Kitchen Design at Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Bathroom Design at Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Hallway Ideas at Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Cool and Cozy Staircase Design at Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Mill Valley Hillside by McGlashan Architecture:

“Type of Project

The Mill Valley Hillside project is a residence for three generations, in two separate dwellings, under one green roof. It brings the grandparents closer to their children and grandchildren, yet carves out spaces tailored to each generation. Upstairs is formal, quiet and dramatic. Downstairs is warm and casual, from cozy window seats to a generous play areas for the boys, their pet rat, and their drum set. As family arrangements evolve, so can the house. The middle level can be shared variously between the two dwellings.

Plentiful light, natural finishes, salvaged wood, and built-in elements hand-carved by the architect tie the living spaces together into an organic whole. It is all covered by a green roof, as if the living surface of the hillside was peeled up to create naturally conditioned living space below. With a minimum of disturbance and energy, a steep hillside is sculpted into a thriving family compound.

Notable Points

Planning conditions allowed for a single new home with a small 2nd unit on the large hillside parcel. In order for the 2nd unit to expand beyond the allowed 500sf and share space with the upper unit, the architect conceived an attached 3-level structure.

To preserve privacy and separation without marring views or limiting outdoor space, each level is topped with a semi-intensive green roof, planted with native and drought tolerant species. Super-insulated, passively conditioned, with many energy- and water-efficiency features, the home is an ecological exemplar.”

Upper Floor Plan for Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Shared Floor Plan for Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Lower Floor Plan Picture for Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Site Plan Picture Plan for Contemporary Hillside Home Design in Marin County by McGlashan Architecture

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Photos by: David Fenton, Scott McGlashan, CJ Chapman
Location: Mill Valley, CA, USA
Director in Charge: Scott McGlashan
Landscape Architect: Calandra Design
Structural Engineering: Santos & Urrutia Inc.
Source: ArchDaily