Conceived in early 2008, at the height of the great recession, size and program were dictated by new and still evolving lending requirements. The design approach was economy in form and material without sacrificing performance, size or amenity.
The result is a white box sheathed in fiber cement and gypsum with small amounts of strategically placed walnut and ipe. Floors are a custom mixed, light weight concrete poured directly over the subfloor and fan troweled. Windows and doors are trimless and the base is reclaimed barstock aluminum. Three wings (master suite, guest wing, main living) radiate from the high contrast walnut kitchen. Mechanical and electrical elements are minimized and hidden wherever possible.
In the landscape, erosion and species diversity is supported by plates of ½” thick corten steel delineate outdoor living space. Concrete hardscapes are minimized and broken with areas of permeability to minimize off site stormwater runoff.