Location: Sebastopol, California, USA
Architect: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop – Eric Haesloop, FAIA and Mary Griffin, FAIA, Jerome Christensen, Juliet Hsu
Landscape Architect: Jennifer Brooke, Landscape Office, Ltd.
Engineer: Mike Forbes, Fratessa Forbes Wong
Interiors: John and Loreta Hornall
General Contractor: Ken Sawyer and Micah Sawyer, Sawyer Construction
Photographer: David Wakely, David Wakely Photography
Designed for two graphic designers, this house bridges between two stands of redwood trees, with the northern window wall facing out to the expansive view. Decks located at either end of the house open onto paths that lead to the pool on one side and the studio/garage on the other.
The southern elevation screens the interior from the driveway and road above, but allows southern light in through the clerestory windows. As you enter, a dormer rises up over the dining area to frame the view. The main house is modest in size, only 1,700 square feet, but feels spacious due to an open floor plan.
The clients’ wonderful art objects are housed in the long southern wall bookcase. The exterior is clad in cedar siding with a metal roof and the interior features a Douglas fir ceiling and decking, sheetrock walls and Ipe flooring.
Products in this project
- Bathroom Equipment by Duravit
- Insulation by Icynene
- Insulation by Bonded Logic isulation
- Cabinetry by Douglas Fir
- Windows by Loewen
- Refrigerator by Sub Zero
- Range by Viking
- Element 55 chandelier by Grey Design Studio
- Track lighting by Litelab Corporation
- Dura tech 5000/Zincalume finish by AEP Span
- Walls by Douglas Fir