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When your roof flows in a curve that prompts individuals to nickname your home “The Wave House,” you already know you’ve received one thing a bit out of the odd; that’s precisely what these San Diego householders have on this colourful design from Safdie Rabines Architects. The road-dealing with façade of the house is nearly austere in its strategy: cool grey stone, accents of wooden grain, and glass, lightened solely by shade from rectangular terraced planter packing containers — that are additionally grey! The solely mild getting into from this level is available in via a slender strip of window towards one nook…and, in fact, by means of these fantastic home windows beneath the “waved” roof. It’s once you transfer towards the again of the home that you simply see a much less forbidding façade — certainly, one which appears to soar above its steeply inclined lot.

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Once inside the house, ranges join by way of “floating” stairways and an open plan that appears to make the partitions disappear. Architectural particulars from the outside repeat inside; wooden-grain flooring brings all of it collectively. Colors are cool blues and aquas, pale yellows, pristine whites, clean dove grays. On the house’s floor degree, a bed room suite boasts its personal hearth; on the subsequent degree are extra sleeping quarters behind louvered frosted home windows for privateness. A soaking tub is surrounded by that very same frosted glass and raised on a platform in a single rest room; and, simply in case the occupants don’t get sufficient of the panorama round them they haven’t one, however two rooftop decks from which to take pleasure in it. Graceful and livable — that’s this modern house that makes probably the most of tough terrain from Safdie Rabines.

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