In this picture you can appreciate the very small backyard whose space was thoughtfully maximized to create a beautiful and functional outdoor living area. A small fountain drains into the pool creating ambiance in the backyard. A small kitchen nook extends out of the home to add an enclosed area that feels as if you are in the backyard. This addition was made from steel and glass and was another part of making the best use of the available space. It also blends the line between indoor and outdoor living areas, allowing for a biophilic architectural design. We also built an outdoor sitting area and outside fireplace next to the walkway that leads down to the basement. There is a full solar PV array on the roof.
Los Gatos Contemporary Craftsman
This East Coast shingle style craftsman is expertly nestled on a plot of land that presents spatial challenges, yet nothing about the home seems confined. The cedar shingles coupled with blue stone veneer are contrasted beautifully by the white trellises and window frames which foreshadow the pristine interior. Guests are welcomed to the home by the sight of water flowing from the mouth of a bronze lion into an ornate fountain handcrafted from a single stone.
Large windows and white paneled walls throughout the house bring in natural light and create an open atmosphere, while radiant floors keep toes warm and cozy on brisk mornings. As natural light comes in, a solarium at the kitchen nook provides views out to the perfectly manicured backyard landscaping and lavish pool, which features a row of waterfalls cascading from a stone wall. An outdoor patio with a fireplace offers an intimate gathering area to entertain guests or enjoy a meal. Perched atop the roof is a rustic weather vane paying tribute to the barn that formerly stood on the grounds and that was recycled into the board formed walls in the basement.
In this picture you can appreciate the unique waterfall that circulates into the pool. There is also a spa at the close end of the pool. We also installed sophisticated fencing all the way around the small backyard to beautify the area. Throughout the entire landscaping process, we made every effort to protect the one existing tree to ensure the property would have natural shade.
This beautiful, covered outdoor living area has a wood burning fireplace, and recessed gas heaters in the ceiling that allow the clients to entertain guests year-round. The main office and connected balcony is located above this outdoor living area. The unique copper roof is made from high relief copper which adds a unique aesthetic quality that blends in with the rest of the build. Here at Conrado, we bring to every custom home project unique opportunity to optimize costs without compromising the architectural integrity, beauty, and functionality of the home. We have personal experience with customizing the homes we live in, so we can invite customers into our own homes so they can see what things look like in real life.