Seamless transitions out and in. Land and sky.
AIA Central Valley Chapter Citation Award. Significant Work of Architecture.
This 2,400 sf house occupies a 5.3 acre site at the western edge of California's Central Valley. The house plan is organized around an angular, double-height 'public' room, oriented towards views of the coastal range. Reflecting the scale of the exterior landscape, this central room is both large (1,200 sq. ft, roughly 1/2 of the entire house) and unconventionally tall (21'-31' ceiling heights). Its facade engages the landscape through a series of folded vertical planes, whose angles emphasize different views from both floors.