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Sebastopol Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

  • 01:00 - 6 November, 2009
Sebastopol Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
Sebastopol Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop, © David Wakely
© David Wakely

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Sebastopol, California, United States
  • Architect

    Eric Haesloop, FAIA and Mary Griffin, FAIA, Jerome Christensen, Juliet Hsu
  • Interiors

    John and Loreta Hornall
  • Landscape Architect

    Jennifer Brooke, Landscape Office, Ltd.
  • Engineer

    Mike Forbes, Fratessa Forbes Wong
  • General Contractor

    Ken Sawyer and Micah Sawyer, Sawyer Construction
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. 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.

© David Wakely
© David Wakely

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.

© David Wakely
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24 Comments

Jessica Megan · May 15, 2012

Hello ginormous window wall... if only every house had a view like this and the windows to view it: http://t.co/SAmNoKB1 #architecture

AllAboutDoor&Windows · May 14, 2012

Hello ginormous window wall... if only every house had a view like this and the windows to view it: http://t.co/SAmNoKB1 #architecture

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Eduardo Aresti · July 23, 2010

Ahora si, aqui la casa rica
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Anna · November 12, 2009

Wow, I'm in love!!

trimtab21 · November 11, 2009

with all the recent wild fires, it takes faith to build an all wood house in the forest. Beautiful design none the less.

tuankt14b6 · November 10, 2009

very njke

David Basulto · November 08, 2009

I like the work by TGH... well executed, making the best of the surroundings... the kind of house were I would like to live, rather than just watch on magazines.

replier · November 08, 2009

lonely rich couple sitting there in the dark woods.. scary!

Donaldo · November 08, 2009

A linear plan that works. Access to full sunlight throughout warms
and brightens all interior spaces. Excellent use of space inside and outside.
Very liveable in a treed environment.

ryan knock · November 07, 2009

how could the interiors be boring with all that scenic beauty being brought in.

One thing I don't like is that all the woods are a bit too similar in tone ... the flooring especially irks me. Using lots of types of woods and pulling it off is quite a balancing act, should be approached with caution.

jan · November 07, 2009

Beautiful landscaping. The house has a nice balance of expanse and privacy.

md · November 07, 2009

the windows look "cheap" from the exterior...white always makes me think of vinyl windows...red or blue I think would work better and be more "woodsy"

there seems to be some discord between the roof structure and the window wall...the roof beams are big and heavy and appear to bear on the window jambs...no doubt there are concealed steel posts, but it looks proportionate and "un-realistic"

otherwise, nice and simple...TGH continues to deliver their version of the refined trailer-home-revival.

md · November 07, 2009 06:42 AM

dis-proportionate...not "proportionate".. wa-hoops.

anavic · November 07, 2009

It seems very comfortable and homie. I'd love to live there and to be there right now. Just a few projects of houses make me feel like that. I love it!

I don't know why some people say "interiors are pretty boring", a house is supposed to be functional and confortable, and then beauty, but "fun" doesn't seem to me like the most important feature. some people think it has to be like a piece of art or something. We don't live in museums, we (at least me) want our house to be warm. I just don't find it boring...

eb · November 07, 2009

interiors are pretty boring.

Stephen · November 07, 2009

There's something I'm missing here. Which building is the small office with the desk, wood stove, tan couch and wooden chest located in? I don't see it in the floor plan at all so I'm assuming that it's located in one of the outbuildings??

eric · November 07, 2009 05:28 AM

Stephen,
The studio is in the space next to the garage and carport

ygogolak · November 07, 2009

Great project, very clean and warm.

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