Modern House Architects completed the design for Monte Serino Residence, a contemporary retreat located in San Francisco, USA. Structured on two levels, the residence consists of a series of open and closed spaces, envisioned in close connection to the surrounding landscape. The backside of the house opens up towards a large infinity pool and the lush greenery beyond, while lateral views reveal the neighboring shore. Glass doors, windows and an unexpected void (shaping up into a creative terrace) at the second level contrast visually with the wooden wall paneling.

An open plan living room with tall ceilings sets the tone for a sumptuous atmosphere. Each interior seems to expand outdoors and merge with the natural colors of the environment. Wood is present throughout, emphasizing on the traditional character of some of the smaller rooms. Concrete and steel add a dynamic twist to the scheme. Large corridors framed by bookshelves ensure transition between spaces.