Welcome to our gallery showcasing the brilliant “Mountain / Openings” house, a unique creation by Eastern Design Office.
Constructed upon a hillside site with an 8 meter difference in height, the lower floor is concealed underground, invisible from the upper road. The foundation is supported by a layer of solid bedrock, with the body of the home seated between a pair of mounds built upon the bedrock.
The soaring, elevated wing of the home, along with an extended balcony, offer commanding views of the valley below.
The home itself comprises a striking mixture of curved organic shapes and angular precision. Each level features a full height glass exterior wall for maximum viewing from any room, extending patios seamlessly from the interior.
Natural hardwood flooring throughout acts in high contrast to the bright white structure, while muted furniture sets allow the natural beauty of the surroundings to command attention.
With a design intended to balance office and relaxation spaces, the home thematically evokes its very placement in the hillside.
As the designers put their intentions: “To be underground in the warmth of the earth… To fly like a bird.”
The white body of the home appears in a mixture of angular and organic shapes, appearing to float above the hill from this side.
The exterior features a series of overlapping horizontal structures, with the upper left section supported by columns, next to the all-glass facade of the living and dining areas. Notice the hole cut in the roof extension.
As seen from the upper road, the home appears to be a plain white rectangle, rising above the slope, with a singular horizontal window slit.
The massive open living space at the center of the home features acres of natural hardwood flooring, drawing together the kitchen, dining, and relaxing areas beneath an expanse of floor to ceiling exterior glass.
Sharply minimalist living room stands on a raised floor above the surrounding hardwood, with full height glass following the structural slope at right. Small entertainment shelf stands below carved wall with built-in stepped shelving.
Pulling inward, we see the natural wood dining table standing on a beige rug at center, with the curved architecture holding multiple shelves and coves at right. Leather sofa stands at left before small dividing wall.
Dining table, in metal frame and carved wood surface, stands next to the immense floor to ceiling glass, overlooking spectacular views from this lower level of the home.
The wide open expanse of this floor includes a full living room setup at right, with low slung contemporary leather sofas facing over a glass topped coffee table. Lights are recessed in holes carved in the ceiling, while shelving is carved into structure at left.
Port hole windows – another Easter Design Office hallmark – stand out on the shelving-lined wall at right. From across the open living space, we see the striking views available.
The natural hardwood flooring appears to continue seamlessly through to the balcony space, with glass safety rails ensuring unobstructed views.
Close view of the dining area, highlighting the views afforded from nearly any space within the home.
Close view of the carved structure, mixing sloping organic shapes and angular slices. Staircase at right is surrounded by glass and vertical wood slats.
The bathroom is a striking, pristine expanse of white tile and sunlight, with open design shower next to jacuzzi tub, with exterior white rock garden seen through lower window at left.
At night, we see the subtle recessed lighting that glows from ceiling and shelving alike, along with the carved organic shapes throughout the home. An expanse of city lights is seen in the distance.
The cozy living room space is subtly illuminated by lights recessed in ceiling holes, with the nautical look shelving at right, courtesy of port hole windows.
Looking up at the home at night, glowing from below and appearing to extend from the ground itself.
From this angle, we see how the home rises from the hillside itself, organically curving into stark, angular shapes at the extremes.
From an elevated perch, we see the full house in bloom at night, with the sloping and angular structures wrapped around expanses of illuminated glass.
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