Overlooking Saratoga Passage is modern creation thanks to the work of the architectural firm of Olson, Sundberg, Kundig, Allen. It looks modern, and also lives modern. Function is as important as form with this $3,500,000 residence.
Concrete, wood, and glass, those are the materials that make the first impression as you approach and enter the 4,280 square foot house. Their spare appearance opens the space without distraction. Openness is heightened by the use of over-sized doors, some that swing and some that slide out of the way to welcome without creating bottlenecks.
Rather than hide the kitchen away from the view, it is brought forward to the windows, the view, and the patio. Here again, doors swing wide for guests to move freely, and have fewer bumps and spills as food is carried out for outdoor dining.
Structural timbers are exposed, held in place with heavy metal brackets for functional architecture that hide very little, and show off the excellent build quality.
Four bedrooms and three and a quarter bathrooms keep to the same aesthetic while providing views through the trees.
Those trees sit on a five acre lot that reaches the water along 276 feet of medium bank waterfront. If you want your foliage a bit more organized, there’s a courtyard garden on the other side of the house; also a good way to spread out a party.
The most modern parts aren’t as apparent and yet may be the very things that appeal to the right buyer. On top, at least part of the roof is a living, green roof. Underneath, geothermal reaches down to bring heat to the house. Inside, the open spaces that felt expansive also allow passive ventilation, reducing the need for fans and their noise.
Modern architecture and technology sit beside timeless nature, and wait for a buyer.
- 4669 Saratoga Rd, Langley [Estately]