Everything Is Illuminated: 5 Houses from New Members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory
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Houses, like many things, look best during the blue hour. Here, five modern twilit homes from the newest members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory. Above: This Oakland Hills house by architecture/interiors firm Medium Plenty is the first LEED-H Platinum certified home (the highest rating) in Northern California. Sustainable features include photovoltaic energy generation and a planted roof. Photo by Mariko Reed . Above: Ireland-born, LA-based Oonagh Ryan Architect reconfigured the kitchen, living, and dining rooms of her 850-square foot midcentury home to maximize limited space. Read about the kitchen she designed for her husband, a professional chef, in Rehab Diaries: A Chef and an Architect Remodel an LA Kitchen . Photo by Stuart Gow . Above: San Francisco architect Sarah Willmer modernized this traditional home with a light-filled, three-story addition and garden. (You would never know the home has a Tudor facade.) Photo by Sharon Risedorph . Above: Architects Malboeuf Bowie used floor-to-ceiling windows in this modern family home to maximize light during gray Seattle winters. For summer months, oversized sliding doors open onto an outdoor room. Photo by Joseph Malboeuf. Above: San Francisco architects Charlie Barnett Associates flipped the traditional hierarchy of spaces by placing shared living quarters on the top of this three-story addition and bedrooms on the bottom, in order to maximize access to sweeping city views. Photo by Mark Darley . Looking for more modern exteriors? See 141 images of Modern Exteriors and Facades in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.