Ross Residence

Situated in a unique community called the Town of Ross, in Marin County, this residence is nestled between a stream and a steep, forested hillside above. Entry to the site occurs across a small stream via an existing bridge into a new entry made of charcoal concrete board that wraps around a new foyer and becomes a floating bench. It is a renovation that transforms an existing residence by extending and extruding folded geometries of the existing rooflines to create a contemporary home in the country. A new open living, dining kitchen area with ample wall space for the owner’s art collections is created under the dynamic new roof which splits to bring clearstory light from the east, while simultaneously creating intimacy and differentiation in interior spaces. A custom fabricated, textured ceiling made of CNC milled MDF enhances acoustics and integrates a seemingly randomized lighting pattern, while it also reflects light into the space. The loft-like living space opens up to the north, optimizing the view of a luminous landscape that is perfectly lit for the majority of the day. A new deck at the front of the house floats at the edge of the existing stream and provides a new outdoor area extending the living space. The new chef’s kitchen is outfitted for entertaining and yet detailed with furniture like cabinetry details.
The fireplace and TV are cleanly organized in a long slot along the western wall behind a metal mesh curtain that allows the TV to be hidden when not in use. A custom white powder-coated steel hearth floats off the wall and provides seating at the fireplace.

Photo Credit: Kyle Jeffers
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A view of the exterior arrival via a wood bridge over a small stream.
“I love everything.” — _zap
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A view of the entry made of charcoal concrete board and an open pivot door.
“Holzvernanda” — A & T. home
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A view of the entry vestibule form the inside with a built-in bench and seamless glass detail.
“Bench/wall steel” — lbkatzen
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A view of the living room with expansive telescoping glass doors to the exterior.
“Ceiling” — ckornik
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A view of the living room with folded ceiling and a clerestory window to bring light into a loft-like space.
“Nice to attic space.” — jgoddard75
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A view of the living room with large telescoping glass doors to the exterior and a custom ceiling with recessed lights.
“Living room windows” — persynld
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A view from the dining room showing stainless steel chainmail curtain over tv and fireplace slot.
“entry square” — W Zadeh
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A view form the dining room showing powder coated steel hearth.
“piano seat” — shenalaee
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A view of the open kitchen with a window as a back splash.
“Upper section of windows continues over the kitchen (or make kitchen ceiling flat so cabinets go to” — persynld
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A view of the kitchen where the custom ceiling is cut out to provide a slot for the hanging track lighting.
“Cabinets” — cwatson10036
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A view from the bedroom into the bathroom with the indoor pool beyond.
“Modern bungalow” — gbasanta
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A view of the bathroom with the indoor pool in the background.
“Towels to the right” — Brenda Hill Yates
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A view of a floating corner of the house.
“Back of the second story. Be sure overhang big enough to shield the sun” — persynld
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A view of the front from the garden showing the bridged entry.
“Openness!!” — ggoodwyn
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A view from the street showing the house nestled into it's site.
“Simple lines. Raised roof on half of house. Cedar slat.” — klinznelson
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