Inside this modern Portola Valley dream home with absolutely stunning views

modern home exterior at dusk

Jay Jeffers Studio is responsible for the interior design of this modern dream home in the town of Portola Valley, located on the San Francisco Peninsula on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains, California. The homeowners contracted the designer to help with the interiors of their dream pad, which was in the final phases of construction.

The overall aesthetic was to be modern with clean lines, yet as a family with one young child, it also needed to play double-duty: grown-up cocktail parties, four-year-old birthday parties, movie night on the sofa, and the like. The furnishings are a mixture of both off-the-rack and one-of-a-kind artisan pieces, such as the showstopper coffee table in the living room by Stefan Bishop.

The design team also worked closely with the homeowners to help them establish an art collection that features emerging talent. Continue below to see more of this fabulous home tour…

modern home exterior patio with outdoor furniture

What We Love: This Portola Valley dream home offers the quintessential California lifestyle—indoor-outdoor living. With its temperate climate, these homeowners can enjoy alfresco dining and lounging poolside. A spacious great room features walls of glass that disappear to extend this space to the expansive outdoor deck. Spacious living areas have been designed to not only be family-friendly but to cater to entertaining in style.

Tell Us: What details in this home caught your eye? 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 from the portfolio of interior design firm JayJeffers Studio: Impressive modern home with dramatic views of the San Francisco Bay and Northern California mountain retreat displays impressive design details.

modern living and dining room

Above: This living/dining space features a unique pine coffee table by Stefan Bishop, creating overall harmony while recalling the rolling hills of California’s Portola Valley, just outside. The chair is by Bernhardt Furniture and the sofa is from Poliform. The dining furniture was sourced from The Future Perfect. The artwork on the wall is from Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

modern living and dining room with artwork

modern custom coffee table detail

modern living and dining room detail

modern dining room with artwork

modern family room with large sliding glass doors and a view over Portola Valley

Above: The family room features walls of glass that open to seamlessly connect the indoors with the outdoors. A spacious deck boasts sweeping views over Portola Valley. Low-slung modern furniture and thoughtful seating arrangements give the interior of this spacious house a wonderful sense of fluidity without blocking the stunning views.

The large sectional was sourced from Montauk Sofa, the colorful chair is from Bernhardt Furniture and the console table is from Lawson-Fenning.

modern family room with artwork

Above: The custom Venetian plaster on the wall is by Willem Racké Studio.

modern dining room

modern bedroom

modern bedroom with a sculpture on the dresser

modern reading nook with a window view

“What to do in a space laden with straight lines and right angles? Soften it with shapely furniture,” states designer Jay Jeffers. The artwork is by artist Jaq Chartier, sourced from the Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

modern bunk bedroom

modern kids bedroom with an art mural

modern kids bunk bedroom

modern home office

modern home gym

modern home entry with a bench and artwork

Above: The artwork on the wall is by artist John Dipaolo, sourced from the Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

modern home entry with a bench and artwork

Above: Standing on top of the bench is interior designer Jay Jeffers, who beautifully designed this family home.

modern home exterior with a patio and pool

PHOTOGRAPHER Matthew Millman

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Michael D Keenoy
2 months ago

I think I just watched an advertisement for interior design and modern artwork. Architectural design might have included the kitchen which happens to be the center of today’s homes. It is impossible to understand the flow of the house design from these very pretty pictures of fabrics. What a shame.