AIA Central Valley Chapter Citation Award
This 2,400 square foot house sits on 5.3 acres at the west edge of California's Central Valley.
A double-height central room - 1,200 square feet with 30 foot ceilings - is oriented to views of the coastal range, reflecting the immense scale of the exterior landscape.
An unexpected view corridor frames the fields below.
As in this breakfast nook, seamless transitions of land and sky flow between the interior and exterior spaces.
The house takes on a character of its own, jutting up into the sky.
The facade engages the landscape through a series of folded vertical planes, whose angles emphasize different views from both floors.