Austere Minimalism For The 21st Century, $2.55MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 324 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay
What: An exquisitely detailed 5-bed, 4-bath home, two blocks from the ocean in Half Moon Bay, a once-sleepy seaside community of Italian and Portuguese immigrants (artichoke and bean farmers, cattle ranchers) that became an affordable vacation spot. The farmers are still there; the town is currently the focus of home buyers from Silicon Valley and San Francisco, both of which are now easily accessible.
The innovative design deployed here by Nomos RED, a boutique design and architecture firm based in both Silicon Valley and Madrid (the partner’s resumes are global, not local) brought together a Canadian steel framing company, BONE Structure and the French firm Neolife Solutions to create a structure that was both environmentally and sustainably sound. And while the house is exceptionally beautiful on the surface, watch Nomos RED’s CEO Guillermo Castaneda enthuse about the structural possibilities of BONE as only an architect can.
The first floor is wrapped in a Neolife product– a machined and fitted, toxin-free wood composite vertical cladding– while immaculately polished concrete and engineered oak floors, both with radiant heat, extend throughout.
Soft coastal light filters throughout the house, and yes, the kitchen island is 18 feet long.
What We Love: Both physically and visually lightweight, the concealed steel structure allows for open interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout.
Video Is Worth A Thousand Words: Have a look at the property’s outstanding dedicated site that opens with a video that really tells the home’s story (including the amazing garage doors, integrated into the facade) plus additional details and floor plans. Represented by Pacific Union International’s Virginia Supnet.