Within its diverse body of gorgeous and serious residential design work, there’s an elusive quality that makes an Alterstudio home recognizable to anyone who has seen a few. That they are almost always surprising in some way—each very different within a cohesive aesthetic—is part of it. Dramatic, almost oversized vertical elements is another common thread—even though they are used in radically different ways. Then there is the embedding of structure in site, made to look effortless and natural but no doubt finely wrought. Then there are the materials—always rich, varied, and surprising, especially in combination.
The Rollingwood Residence, at 2707 Stratford Drive 1, is the last property on a street populated with traditional homes—a modern outpost that connects with the outdoors from its public rooms while using landscaping to create a private family space at the home’s center. With everpresent greenery on all sides, the home looks almost as if it were built into the landscape, rather than merely resting on it.
While live oaks and Egyptian desert limestone floors call attention to the surrounding landscape, the finely detailed walnut screens and purpose-made furniture, Calacutta quartzite countertops, and a floating Venetian plaster (embedded with mica), and waxed steel fireplace ground the interior. (What did we say about materials?)
The 2,913-square-foot, two-story home has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms—including and upstairs treetop vistas and a bathroom created of Silverthorn travertine slabs, Calacatta Lincoln marble countertops, and a planted micro-courtyard beyond the shower room that offers both luxury and privacy. The listing for the home is held by Christine White with The Boutique Real Estate.