House above the Morning Clouds, California
January 17, 2010 - Napa
This transparent aerie, which seems to hover on the hillside, was designed by Helena Arahuete and inspired by her mentor, Joh Lautner, who apprenticed with Frank Lloyd Wright.
The property sits on the seventh highest peak in San Francisco Bay Area, offering 360-degree views of northern California - including glimpses of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Dramatic, cantilevered decks encircle the three-bedroom, 1,250-sq m hexagon shaped home, which includes a smooth south-facing deck and swimming pool suspended over the hillside.
Inside, the property employs a sleek combination of concrete, steel, glass and wood to form long span cantilevers, wood surfaces and frameless glass walls throughout.
Additional features include gated entry and a site for a helicopter pad.
Source: LP Property - www.1700twinsisters.com
architecture, San Francisco, Estate of the Day, Frank Lloyd Wright, Helena Arahuete, Joh Lautner