Sunday, March 20, 2011

Californian Style House: built for outdoor living

Los Angeles-based architecture studio Assembledge+ created this amazing Californian style house design to make the most of the sunny Southern California climate. The Ridgewood Residence is an ode to alfresco, featuring outdoor entertaining areas and outdoor living rooms. A front porch extends the full length of the house, making an ideal spot to sit back, sip a cold drink and watch the world go by. The materials of the exterior – cedar siding, smooth white plaster and colored MDO panels – are a crisp, clean palette that continues inside. That wonderful outdoors feeling extends to the home’s interiors also. The glass-cornered living room is the perfect vantage point for, not only viewing nature, but also feeling a part of it. Lots of windows make for sun-soaked interiors, and the piece de resistance is the sliding-glass wall overlooking the backyard, blurring the boundary between in and out. Indeed, an outdoor living house style

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