Contemporary Family Home in Los Altos Hills, Modern Interior Decorating Ideas

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The Los Altos Hills Residence architectural and interior decorating project was completed in 2008 by the Californian studio CCS Architecture. A two-story contemporary house for a family of five is located in Los Altos Hills, California, providing a beautiful, comfortable and modern home for two working parents and their kids.


Warm and casual, spacious and family-friendly contemporary house design and modern interior decorating in eco-style merge rooms with outdoors, offering great inspirations for nature-inspired, eco-friendly and spacious interior decorating ideas for your home.

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Here are the top takeaways from this attractive project, explained by architects from the design studio CCS Architecture, based in San Francisco.

Carefully positioned on its one-acre site, the 6,000-square-foot residence is broken into three parts separated by two breezeways. The result is a contemporary compound with well-defined outdoor spaces that are comfortable during hot summer days. An L-shaped main-level plan houses the primary living areas and garage.

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The second-floor bedroom wing, clad in cedar, is a long bar that is rotated in relation to the first floor. It creates sheltered zones below as well as a pair of roof decks for the four bedrooms.

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The second floor meets the ground at its north end, forming the pool house. Between the pool house and the family room, a breezeway frames a view of the property and Silicon Valley.

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The open floor plan maximizes connections to outdoor living spaces with large glass sliding doors aligned on each side of most rooms. This main living space is a series of rooms that flow together linearly. The light-filled interior comprises white painted walls, wood walls, hardwood floors, stainless steel, glass, and painted cabinetry.

The main outdoor space is to the west of the home and has a “floorscape” of lawns, low plantings, integral color concrete, and the pool. A curved retaining wall borders the west side of the yard, and a field of grasses and olive trees rises above it. The other sides of the property are planted with apricot, California pepper, citrus and olive trees, creating privacy, and tying the property to the agricultural history of Los Altos Hills.

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A 4-kilowatt photovoltaic solar array on the roof generates about half of the home’s electricity, with additional solar panels that heat all of its water. The roof itself is made of structurally insulated panels (SIPs). Windows are all dual glazed with high-performance glazing. An electric, high-efficiency split-system heat pump provides heating and cooling. Sunshades over windows and doors temper the sunlight and decrease heat gain in the summer.

Photographs by Mathew Millman

  Posted: 09.11.2023 by Decor4all