When a reader told me about this one-story house built in Ross, California, I was intrigued by its H-shaped floor plan. It was designed by architect Wendy Posard, whose work you’ve probably seen in magazines like Traditional Home. It’s on the market, so let’s take a look.
A House Designed by Wendy Posard
This House Was on the Lot Before:
It sold for $850,000 in 2014, and you can see photos of the original house on Trulia.
This New House Was Built on the Property:
The listing says:
Capture this once in a blue moon opportunity to own a custom designed new construction home by renowned Bay Area architect and designer Wendy Posard. Dramatic design features a functional open floor plan, high-end appliances and finishes like Ann Sacks tile and wide plank oak floors make this home truly one of a kind.
“The great room has 18-foot high, beamed cathedral ceilings.”
The H-Shaped Floor Plan:
Master Bedroom with Vaulted and Beamed Ceilings:
French doors open to the courtyard between the wings:
“Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own luxurious en-suite bathroom.”
I saw photos of the house before it was staged, and it was harder to get a feel for the spaces and what they’d be used for. Just adding some basic furniture in the rooms made a big difference.
It reminded me of another Great Room that Wendy Posard designed:
I loved that room when it was featured in Traditional Home, so I thought it was interesting to see a more contemporary version in this one. They both have vaulted, beamed ceilings and French doors, but they “feel” very different. (Magazine photos by John Granen.)
Even the beamed ceilings are more streamlined and modern in the newer house:
The floor plan allows for lots of windows, as well as a courtyard accessible from most major rooms.
The Family Room:
“There is a spacious family room off the kitchen that looks out onto the huge backyard.”
“The intentional layout of the house on the property maximizes privacy so you can relax in style with family and friends while being inspired by the creativity of an architect who has mastered her craft.”