Drury Court Residence: Swatt | Miers Architects’ Californian Masterpiece
Delve into the world of contemporary design with the Drury Court Residence. This dazzling architectural masterpiece by Swatt | Miers Architects is tucked away in the Oakland/Berkeley Hills of Oakland, California. Set on a spectacular 2.19-acre (about 95,396 square feet) site, it offers captivating bay views and is nestled alongside the breathtaking East Bay Regional Park. This spacious house masterfully combines natural exterior materials with a design that embraces its hillside locale.
About Drury Court Residence
Breathtaking Berkeley Heights Setting
Nestled high in the Oakland/Berkeley Hills, a majestic 2.19 acre (approximately 95,396 square feet) site presents itself. Offering remarkable bay views, it steeply slopes westward while sharing borders with the East Bay Regional Park to the north and east.
Exceptional Architectural Design
In this unique setting, 2 and 3 story board-formed concrete core walls and columns stand tall. Expertly engineered, they buttress 3 clear-span floor plates cascading down the hillside.
Harmony with Nature
These concrete elements strike a harmonious balance with the towering redwoods. Neither overshadowing nor succumbing, they elegantly support the building’s mass and contour to the terrain.
Natural Material Palette
The project embraces a palette of simple, natural exterior materials. Among these are wood—specifically, cedar siding—board formed concrete, and cement plaster with an acrylic finish coat. Plus, there are trellis-shaded aluminum, high-performance glass windows, and doors, adding a modern touch to the structure.
Photography by Russell Abraham
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