A private deck with wonderful views of the scenic landscape and a lavish pool complete the beautiful residence that effortlessly combines the refined with the whimsical and the contemporary with the traditional. A snug paradise surrounded by equestrian magic!
There are quite a few Berkeley backyard cottages that are short- or long-term rental properties. The Rockridge Cottage is one of these listed on VRBO. It’s on the larger size for a cottage at 600 square feet. Half the cottage is surrounded by a large deck which gives it almost twice as much space since there’s indoor and outdoor areas—and in Berkeley those outdoor spots can be utilized most of the year.
The luxurious home uses an open plan living area where each space effortlessly flows into the next. In fact it was one of the major points that defined the remodel as the homeowners wanted a residence where there was a seamless integration between the different public spaces.
Large framed windows were added to the original home to not only give it a quirky chic vibe but to also bring in ample natural light. This gives even the smaller rooms in the home a fresher and more cheerful ambiance while the public spaces benefit from unabated views of the mesmerizing landscape outside.
Designing a contemporary home that blends into the natural rustic countryside that surrounds it is an inherently difficult task at the best of times. The job becomes even more challenging when the lot has a few quirky features that need to be seamlessly integrated with the stylish structure occupying the space.