The Ettley residence is a study in solid-void relationships.
The Aluminum and wood “umbrella” over the blue glass, which appear to be blocks of frozen blue Pacific ocean, juxtapose against the solid wood boxes giving an appearance of a modern seaside sculpture. via HomeDSGN
Situated just a few blocks from the ocean, the up-sloping lot achieves commanding views of the water while providing a cityscape foreground to the setting.
The master suite located at the mid level front has a glass floor sitting area, which overlooks a reflecting pond and garden below. This patio is located off the theater/family room.
There is a vertical bamboo garden surrounded by wood slats that grow up through the building providing needed privacy to the master and to the main living spaces at the top level. This vertical garden gives a zen like feeling completing the richness in the selected materials utilized in the designing of this home.
Studio 9one2 always strives to make those normally mundane trips into sculptural experiences. This home with its “Esher-esque” stairs and glass floor landings is certainly no exception.