California-based Terry & Terry Architecture rebuilt an existing 1991 firestorm house in Oakland as a beautiful residence offering obstructed views of San Francisco Bay. The architects designed Skyline House for a young family who wanted an open-plan home with a direct access to a garden.
The house sits on a property dominated by large redwood trees, which inspired the use of timber cladding and other natural materials. The designers started off by working with the existing floor plan. They…
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