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Taking in the Outdoors: Contemporary Custom Residence in Los Altos

The idea of creating a seamless indoor-outdoor interplay that blurs the traditional borders is something that has really caught on in the last few years. Almost everyone wants a home where the living room, kitchen and dining space connected in an open floor plan flow into the outdoor deck, courtyard or the lush green backyard. Warm and inviting, Los Altos House by Dotter Solfjeld Architecture adopts a similar style, as its central courtyard defines the overall contours of the house and gives it a relaxing modern appeal. The lovely use of wood adds elegance to its street façade, even as a small garden welcomes you at this beautiful California residence.

Front facade of Los Altos House by Dotter Solfjeld Architecture

The central garden of the house is its main social area, and it’s flanked by the main living zone on one side and a home office and recreational wing on the other. Fold-away doors on both sides turn the living space into a passage between the front yard and the central garden! On the inside, the expansive use of wood continues as the kitchen and dining space combine sleek, contemporary surfaces with the fuzzy warmth of a more classical backdrop. Additions such as the black modular coffee table in the living room and the Caboche chandelier add sparkle and panache to the interior.

Entance of the private residenace flanked by greenery

Outdoor sitting area of the Los Altos home offers ample privacy

Outdoor lounge and dining space of the stylish Californian home

Stylish living area of the California home connected with the central courtyard outside

Kitchen island with breakfast counter for the elegant modern kitchen

Gorgeous caboche chandelier hangs above the circular dining table in white

It is the lower level of the home that contains the public spaces, while the top floor houses the bedrooms and bathrooms. A barbeque area, outdoor dining space, and relaxing lounge create a perfect party zone in the central garden and complete a cozy and creative dwelling that keeps things uncomplicated with straightforward design solutions.

Wood-covered walls play a pivotal role in shaping the ambaince of the contemporary interior

Central staircase of the Los Altos House with metallic railing

Circular mirrors and stunning pendant lights inside contemporary bathroom in gray

Wood adds a unique texture and aesthetic to the exterior of the house

Central courtyard of the lavish Los Altos Residence with outdoor sitting area and barbeque

Striking Los Altos House in California with a warm, inviting ambiance

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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