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As Unique as You Are
Welcome to the one home that is as unique as you are! Reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright, the symmetrical architecture of the low-profile Craftsman exterior opens into an intimate Ginko-clad entry. Jaws drop as the ceiling rises and opens to the skies above through the glass ceiling of the expansive atrium. French Doors lead into the gracious living room where the fireplace repeats the Ginko theme. The built-in benches of the inglenook adorn the view-facing windows. A long sunporch, accessed from both the living room and dining room, drinks in the view of the bay.
The central floor plan has been opened up and modernized to honor and revere the vision of the original architect. The kitchen’s simple elegance is left uncluttered. There are no upper cabinets, just large windows and brick-like tile to balance the architecture of the dramatic glass ceiling. Built to entertain, the kitchen boasts two sinks and two dishwashers. The Fisher Paykel range is a culinary workhorse. Original built-ins in the dining room augment the kitchen storage. Guests are encouraged to spill out into the newly built redwood deck.
In the main house, two of the three bedrooms have their own bathroom. The laundry has been moved upstairs for greater convenience. The lower level has a small kitchen, family room, bathroom, small bedroom, and dedicated laundry. The large former laundry room may be easily improved with windows and flooring. There is a separate studio attached to the two-car garage with massive doors that accommodate large-scale artworks and projects. The home has amazing expansion potential with copious unfinished basement space. The grandness of the existing living space invites the addition of lower-level bedrooms.
More of Wright’s inspiration is seen in the way the house embraces the natural surroundings of the quarter-acre lot. Another uniquely magical moment, the Wisteria-covered stone garden room is outfitted with a fireplace, a grill, and stone benches. Garden paths lead past fruit trees, stone benches, and gazing ponds. The bones of elegant ponds and a waterfall still grace the far slope.