The client wanted to preserve and protect the natural environment – one of California’s last remaining undeveloped coastal areas. The guesthouse takes on a low profile with a green grass roof and sweeping vistas through sliding glass doors. A large L-shaped deck lets the interiors spill outside to appreciate the sloping wildlife reserve and cattle ranch below.
Exposed, board-formed concrete clads both the exterior and interior, together with rich black walnut used for the ceilings and joinery. Going gently and carefully may have meant this home took six years to complete, but it’s a true embodiment of the ‘slowly does it’ attitude to life.