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Otter Cove Residence / Sagan Piechota Architecture

  • 01:00 - 19 December, 2009
Otter Cove Residence / Sagan Piechota Architecture
Otter Cove Residence / Sagan Piechota Architecture, © Joe Fletcher
© Joe Fletcher

© Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carmel, CA, United States
  • Architects

    Sagan Piechota Architecture
  • Principal In Charge

    Daniel Piechota
  • Project Team

    Jaeson Greer, Ben Frombgen
  • Interior Designer

    Jorie Clark
  • Collaborators

    Mike Eggers, Tim Whitehill, Audrey Hitchcock, Jeremy Tsai
  • Structural Engineer

    Alex Rood, Fulcrum Engineering
  • General Contractor

    McLeod Construction
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. Private cliffside residence just south of Carmel, California with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean.  10,000 sq ft curvilinear design composed of contrasting fields of glass, stone, steel and wood with interior and exterior landscaped 'courtyards'.

© Joe Fletcher
© Joe Fletcher

Upper Level: Four en-suite bedrooms, powder room, three-car garage. Open plan kitchen, dining and living rooms feature two fireplaces – expansive light exposure from both East and West directions. Lower Level: Offices, en-suite bedroom, screening room, gym, game room, bar & lounge.

© Joe Fletcher
© Joe Fletcher
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Abigail Ng QC · April 01, 2012

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chenlu98 · December 30, 2009

I like it!

spy · December 23, 2009


arch alex g. · December 22, 2009

that is a very nice architectural composition.and an appealing composition of materials in such away that attracts a clients.

Octavio chavez, M. Arch. · December 22, 2009

The space fluency as visual as functional organic integrated at the same time to the site, that give a temperate and magisterial sound to the dwelling that am sure elevates and relaxes the spirit of whom inhabits it. Very well done.

Terry Glenn Phipps · December 22, 2009

There is so much to like about this project that I am really left to ponder why it isn't better overall.

The organic plan is nearly Lautneresque, alas without the maestro's ability to dematerialize the fenestration. Instead we have a building that soars anchored to the ground with heavy-black -curtainwall windows.

The treatment of daylight is remarkable, giving full credit to the crashing wave of the parti and every other aspect of this remarkable site.

What I don't understand is why that beautiful wave ceiling has to be miles and miles of white perforated with 65,000 light cans. Would it not have been possible to work with a lighting consultant to bring the level of illumination up to the calibre of the architecture?

ScottTracy · December 21, 2009

I am angered that you have photographed our secret island home. Now the Hood will know where we are.

mike · December 21, 2009

I like the style of the elevation drawing ..what is it..archicad sketch rendering?

Daniel Piechota · December 21, 2009 08:39 PM

old-fashioned-pen and ink on tracing paper-hand-drawing

VRT · December 20, 2009

capricho americano

Wargo · December 20, 2009

American revival.

SASHA · December 20, 2009

very nice. good work

oso · December 20, 2009

old school

Dan · December 20, 2009

The way light is brought into these spaces is phenomenal, as are the materialities. I also appreciate how moments gracefully avoid being compromised by the unrelenting curvilinearity. The only issue I had was with some of the ocean front edges. While I understand the reason for making them as transparent as possible, it seems the effect would be stronger if they were made out of something else besides just glass.

architist · December 20, 2009

Well integrated to the natural site. I love the natural flow of traffic inside and the visibility through the high level glazing. Well done.

omv · December 20, 2009

did they run short on Hadid or MAD projects to show?


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