Made up of 10 boxes, this home in Mill Valley, designed and lived in by architect Koji Tsutsui, shows how minimalist can—and should—be done. Its austerity has been mimicked by many contemporary homes, but its grace and authenticity are unmatched. Is it possible to be whimsical and bombastic at the same time? This house is proof of yes.
Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,740 square feet, 8 Madrone Park Circle sits hillside on a 20-degree slope, raised from the ground on steel columns. Each box inside the “multicellular home” represents a room.
The majority of the home is filled with lightly stained plywood floors and multiple series of gray steps that pair nicely with the seemingly endless angles of white walls. An abundance of large windows allow for maximum natural light while providing arboreal views.
A treat for any architecture geek or design-savvy recluse who yearns to get away from the daily grind.
Asking is $1,550,000 through Millennium Group—James Nead and Courtney Ott.