This Orinda house was purchased by the third-generation owner of a local iron and steel company with the 
intention of transforming it into his 
forever home. He wanted a modern, 
masculine, and sophisticated aesthetic, 
and his only requirement was to incorporate metal into the design. Each room is a blend of textural elements that brings warmth and visual interest to the home.

Immediately upon entry through a large single-pane glass and metal door, 
one is greeted by a multidimensional iron art piece floating over a metal console. Separation between the study and 
hallway was necessary, but it was also 
essential to keep the space light, so a 
custom fabricated metal and glass panel was installed.

The highlights of the kitchen include the complementary marble slabs on the walls and countertops, with their dramatic black, white, and copper veining, and the sand-blasted glass dome pendants.

Continuing the metal and texture theme into the living room is a custom alpaca and wool rug inlaid with bronze strips. The white oak shelves frame the tiled linear fireplace front and float over white wallpaper, offering texture and 
balance to the room.

In the dining room, the geometric black etched-metal chandelier was chosen by the homeowner. To contrast it, two unique wallpapers were selected—one with wafer-thin layers of charcoal cork interspersed with metallic highlights and the other a textured, plaster-like white 
paper—to bring warmth to the room, aided by the wood planking on the ceiling.


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