El Dorado Hills, California
This custom home began with a trapezoid lot, and a steep slope, but with a tremendous view out across Folsom Lake and the Sacramento Valley. The house became a courtyard house with each room embracing the negative edge pool in the middle.
Our client is an accomplished Chef who could imagine plucking herbs from the garden courtyard outside the kitchen door and cooking pizzas on his terrace as the sun sets across the valley. These connections manifest in a large kitchen with a cooking island facing the view, broad doors that pocket into the wall as the evenings cool, and an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven cooking his signature pizzas as the guests lounge under the canopy. With a nod towards the cottages of Flora Farms, this house established its own style and presence in the El Dorado Hills.
Photo Credit: David Livingston