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Mill Valley Residence by Aidlin Darling Architects

Designed in 2014 by Aidlin Darling Architects, this lovely single household residence is positioned in Mill Valley, California, United States.


Description by Aidlin Darling Architects

The intention of this residence was to create a sanctuary for a author, his spouse and two school-age sons. The positioning is positioned in a typical suburban neighborhood in Mill Valley, California. The request from the shopper was a house with a particularly quiet avenue presence that, as soon as entered, creates a backyard-like oasis. As well as, as collectors of recent artwork, the purchasers needed to merge the spirit of an city industrial artist’s studio with the consolation of a rural residence.

The ensuing type of the house is a u-formed plan that cradles a south-dealing with central backyard. Two non-public wings, containing bedrooms and research, flank the backyard at either side. They’re related by a vaulted public nice room, with a south-going through wall of retracting glass doorways, opening the dwelling/eating and kitchen to the adjoining deck and backyard. The plan diagram gives nice privateness for (and from) the neighbors to the North, East and West, whereas opening the house to a dramatic view over the southerly valley and forested hillside past.

The fabric palette integrates industrial supplies, reminiscent of corrugated metallic siding, patinated uncooked plate metal, and concrete flooring, which might be complemented by the heat of wooden ceilings, cupboards, decks and trellises. The result’s an structure of fabric simplicity, that focuses on area, texture, and pure gentle. This quiet palette additionally offers an deliberately impartial backdrop for the consumer’s rising artwork assortment. The final word purpose is a house that lives effortlessly whereas unifying an expertise of artwork and nature.

Pictures by Matthew Millman

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