The open metal and wood staircase is designed to allow light to filter down and through various floors. Also, the openness creates the illusion of space. The orange color is the same paint color used on the nearby Golden Gate Bridge. The same color is used on the front door and accent tile in the kitchen. The spectacular openness "pulls" visitors toward the stairs and up into the great room upstairs.
Windows, colors and steam-punk detailing make this small master bathroom work. A high window over the sink area allows light to wash across the ceiling. A low window in the shower allows light to wash across the tile floor. Custom-fabricated lighting on fabric-covered power cords (wrapped around painted galvanized iron pipe) works well with the gridded shower stall enclosure. Yellow brightens the mood.
A Barcelona chair and two matching ottomans pair with a sectional to provide stylish seating in this modern living room. White walls and clerestory windows create a bright, breezy atmosphere, and wood floors lend a splash of warmth.
Rich chocolate brown and soft, creamy beige bring warmth to this midcentury-modern master bedroom. Asian bedding and colorful art add pizzazz and personality to the design, while windows keep the space bright.
The top floor with the public areas (living room, kitchen and dining room) is sheathed in white metal siding. The private areas of the house (bedrooms) are sheathed in blue metal siding. The roof shape is reminiscent of sails on a sailing ship, spiky clouds or even icebergs to some.
A sleek black lounge chair is situated by a large glass door and windows in this midcentury-modern master bedroom, creating a bright spot for an afternoon of reading. Leopard-print pillows and colorful artwork spice up the cozy nook.
A fireplace with a stark black surround provides contrast in this modern living room, which features bright white walls. Clerestory windows allow natural light to fill the space, and a beige Barcelona chair and sectional offer stylish seating.
The living room deck stretches the space via double doors when the need arises. The white metal siding clads the entire top floor as a way of indicating the importance of the great room inside. The teak decking is a nice contrast to the Australian Cypress wood flooring inside.
A wide, short stairway leads from the entry of this home to the public areas, which are situated at the back of the house. The modern dining area's chocolate-brown furniture provides contrast against the light gray stairs and crisp white floors.