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A Modern Hillside House in Larkspur, California

Jensen Architects-designed Larkspur Hilltop house spans 4,400 square feet in Larkspur, California and is the result of a five-year collaboration with the advertising executive homeowner and his family. Located on a hillside in Marin, the residence boasts views of both Mt. Tam and the San Francisco Bay, which can be enjoyed both indoors and out.

The design is made up of a series of floating planes that result in a minimalist structure, which happened to inspire the direction of the interior. Designer Nicole Hollis was brought in to curate a comfortable home that reflected the family’s history without taking it too far.

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Lounge chairs, chairs, and bright blue ceramic side tables surround the pool and decks.

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The upstairs truly represents indoor/outdoor, California living with structures that have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and windows where the separation between the two disappears.

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A custom-made sofa banquette for the dining space and a section sofa for the living room were designed by Nicole Hollis to anchor the upstairs.

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A large coffee table in the living area is made from recycled tire treads.

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Downstairs in the master bedroom, a custom white oak bed by Nicole Hollis floats in the center of the room and faces the view.

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Photos by Laure Joliet.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.