The Auburn Hillside Home sits on a steeply sloped site in a wooded older neighborhood. Our clients desired a home that would blend with the surrounding neighborhood. We took advantage of the existing slope to “nestle” the 2,600 sq.ft. home into the landscape. The house, in essence, reaches out to the site in different directions to capture views and create a variety of outdoor entertaining spaces.
The Auburn Hillside Home was designed to allow our clients, empty nesters, to live on one level of the home where the main section of the home includes a large kitchen, dining and living room which are connected and yet defined by ceiling treatments and beam detailing. The master wing of the house is accessed by passing through the stone fireplace wall and a breezeway with a window seat. The master bedroom itself affords views in the distance to the Sierras off a balcony with French doors.
A generous stair leads down to the separate guest suite on the lower level. The stair is flanked by a built-in bookcase culminating in a window seat tucked into the stair’s landing. The lower level opens out onto both a covered patio, and an exposed terrace overlooking the woods and bound on one side by a stone-clad Jacuzzi.
This home is given character through a series of cascading roofs, a muted color palette, and special gathering spaces both inside and out. On the interior, built-ins are found in every room and rough sawn Doug Fir beams are used to define spaces. Great care was taken to preserve trees where possible, and develop the landscaping and exterior spaces to give the building an established feeling.
Contractor: Hegseth Development, Inc.
Photographer: Dave Adams Photography