Azek™ board, Fleetwood® windows, LaCantina® folding doors, SpecCeramics Inax Yohen Border stick tile & Fez Mustard porcelain tile, Wasau Parchment Terrazzo tile, quartzite natural stone countertops, white oak floors, original concrete block masonry fireplace, cast concrete retaining walls
This is a model U-1 designed by architect Claude Oakland for Joe Eichler in 1961, and the floor plan is repeated 17 times up and down Amber Drive. We wanted the house to have a fresh and distinctive look, so we riffed on the original ‘peninsula’ painted plywood siding by using UV PVC Azek® siding in varying widths, using a rainscreen application. At the interior, we opened up the main level floor plan, and used folding doors for indoor- outdoor flow between courtyard and kitchen. Many of the original lines of the house are intact, but we fine tuned window openings, removed trim, and brought in an updated material palette to give the house fresh legs. The area was originally called Red Rock Hill for the Franciscan chert or ‘red rock’ that was quarried here, and the streets are named after jewels and minerals; Amber, Turquoise, Jade, Carnelian..