On the top floor, above the living area, the cantilevered
master suite has wall-size windows on three sides, facing views.
Opposing doors on the east and west walls open onto teak
terraces. In sync with Northern California’s preference for
natural building materials, a large walk-in closet and dressing
area at the north end of the room are wood lined, and the
master bathroom looks onto a gravel-covered roof deck.
A separate one-story pavilion on the northeast side of the
main building contains a home office, gym and sauna. Its flat
roof cantilevers westward to meet the main house at a right
angle, forming a breezeway between the conjoined buildings.
The L-shaped wing also shelters a dark basalt-and-concrete
tile courtyard with unhampered views of the San Francisco
Bay and the East Bay hills. The courtyard abuts the living
room deck as well as a highly reflective black tile swimming
pool perched on the east slope. A square infinity-edge plunge
A square infinity-edge
plunge pool in the
middle of the courtyard
mirrors the sky.