Estate on a Budget

Designed for entertainment, resale value and a modern minimalistic look that blends with the terrain.

Unexpected Budget Constraints

Sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. That doesn’t mean we can’t still fulfill the main goals for the property and create something functional and beautiful.

We consulted on this property architecturally for a few years, but met unexpected budget constraints and had to cut back some. Every idea we had was used to some degree, creating a home that met their desires for an open, flowing floor plan with ample, spacious entertaining room and lots of televisions. In fact, you might only know there were compromises if you saw the initial vision.


The images in this collage are from the final stages of construction, showing some of the clean, open living these owners were looking for. The use of glass panels and white walls opened up the living spaces while black was used as a contrast color to add a mod factor.


Master Bath with Dual Sinks

Bath in Enclosed Double Shower

Secondary Guest Bath

Small Guest Bath

Upper Hall Glass Railings

Mediterranean With a Modern Look

The couple wanted a Mediterranean home from the outside, as that seems to be the look with the best resale value in the Los Altos Hills of the San Francisco, California Bay Area. But they also wanted something modern and minimalist, yet earthy with a golden hills color palette to reflect the surrounding hillside. We chose black as the contrast and “mod factor” color against fresh, reflecting light and bleached washed white oak to tie in the California hills environment.


This selection of photos from the various bathrooms in the home show the clean, modern look they wanted while also using colors from nature and both wood and stone for a natural feel.


Space for Entertaining

While only two people live in this 8,000 square foot home, they love to entertain and do so often. The downstairs lounge has six televisions, plus a huge movie theater and karaoke room down the hall. Additional televisions are located in the poker room, gym and photography/craft room. 

The downstairs area also has a wine room and an elevator, and outside the glass doors is a courtyard with fire pit and water feature, with access to a large yard and pool area. The outside entertaining area also features several televisions, including in the cabana. This home was designed for parties!

Other features throughout the home include a huge master suite, library, plenty of fire places and, of course, more televisions.

Lynnette Reid Interior Design

207 Harvard Ave
Half Moon Bay, CA

650 728 7002