See this agrarian-inspired home in Woodside in harmony with nature

contemporary home exterior

Arcanum Architecture in collaboration with Jennifer Robin Interiors has designed this beautiful contemporary home intended to connect to the past, located in Woodside, California. The dwelling elegantly harmonizes opposites and celebrates thoughtful interior architectural details. 

Upon approach to this home, you are greeted by soaring stacked-stone walls. You will not find a traditional front door that is viewed from the street, instead, you enter from the side of the home — one of several distinct details to be found throughout this residence. Continue below to see the rest of this amazing home…

Above: In keeping with the small-town feel of the locale, you will find a spacious front porch and a swing that the owners use to relax and unwind.


contemporary home exterior

The exterior facade of this dwelling consists of a trio of gabled structures, connected via glass-enclosed breezeways and topped with a rustic metal roof. Two of these structures are clad with stone, the larger of which encompasses the main living areas, while the smaller one features the owner’s bedroom suite. The third structure is the garage, which is clad with wood.

contemporary home exterior

Surrounded by oak and evergreen trees, the beauty of nature inspired the design of this home. The project team worked together to create their vision “a spread out, aged agrarian compound,” states the architect.

contemporary home exterior

What We Love: This Woodside home features a mix of masculine and feminine details to complement the homeowners design styles while creating a timeless appeal. A sense of calm is felt immediately from the exterior facade of this home with its soothing surroundings. Thoughtful material selections and craftsmanship help to make this home feel like it fits into the context of its historic neighborhood, melding old with new.

Tell Us: What details in the design of this dwelling do you find most inspiring? Please share your thoughts in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other incredible home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of California: Dream home tour: Modern twist on farmhouse living in Northern California and A serene modern estate surrounded by redwood forest in California.

contemporary great room

Above: The Artic Pear chandeliers suspended over the dining and living areas were sourced from Ochre.

contemporary living room with a fireplace

Above: In the living room, the fireplace surround is gray onyx.

contemporary living room with a fireplace

contemporary living room fireplace detail

contemporary dining room looking towards the living room

contemporary dining room looking towards the kitchen

contemporary kitchen

Above: The kitchen features a mix of light wood and rich azure cabinetry. The countertops are quartzite. In front of the island, the counter stools were sourced from Powell & Bonnell and custom upholstered in leather from Holly Hunt.

contemporary dining nook with a built-in window seat

Above: The breakfast nook is set in front of a sunny window, featuring built-in seating with functional storage. The light fixture is a bell glass pendant by Coup Studio.

contemporary kitchen range wall with open shelving

Above: The black-and-white backsplash tile of the range wall was sourced from Cement Tile Shop.

contemporary powder room

contemporary bedroom

Above: In the owner’s bedroom, the interior designer collorated with Kroll Furniture and Matthew Chase Woodworks for the custom bed and pop-up television a the foot of the bed.

contemporary bedroom looking towards the bathroom

Above: An A. Rudin lounge chair in the corner of the bedroom is illumated by pendant lights sourced from Holly Hunt.

contemporary bathroom vanity

contemporary bathroom vanity and freestanding tub in front of the window

contemporary home bar

contemporary family room

contemporary wine cellar and tasting room

contemporary home office

contemporary home exterior with a patio and swimming pool


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4 months ago

Love the exterior!!!