It is the double-height living room on the lower level that morphs into the heart and soul of the home with the dining area and kitchen on one side and the open outdoors on the other. Connected with the backyard pool area and the sweeping deck it has a relaxing outdoorsy feel and the open design with large glass doors and windows enhances this airy ambiance.
Sarah and Kimo Bertram’s admiral blue maritime home in Mission Creek San Francisco was designed by Robert Nebolon Architects and built by contractor Bart Elmer with many of the same kinds of covetable architectural elements you’d find on land. Despite its liquid foundation the house’s double-level main living space features large dramatic windows that allow homeowners to soak in those baby blue water views.
Even though the original timber frame from the barn was utilized for the new rustic home it was completely draped in that also make up the roof as well. A polished concrete slab with a radiant heating system makes up the floor of the house and also offers an elevated platform.
A stylish dining space with iconic Panton S Chairs sits next to it and leads toward the kitchen and the expansive rear garden. It is here that one finds the lovely outdoor lounge barbecue area wooden pool deck and of course the green backyard.
For those who are minimalists at heart decorating a home with both style and sophistication can be a real challenging task. Minimalism requires discipline order and an ability to keep the space as de-cluttered as possible.