For the young family it is a jewellery box that conceals and embraces intimate moments. The open plan creates a sense of spaciousness and connection to the outdoors, with a transparency created by the flow through indoor and outdoor rooms.
In order to address the site conditions, the Isle of Skye Retreat consists of two volumes; one closed, the other open. The first contains all serving functions to support the main open rooms.
Leaning in a clearing, within the atlantic forest, the Sao Pedro Residence floats. Slightly supported by elements of stone, its purpose is to settle in the existing topography allowing nature to follow its path.
The False Bay Residence is situated to maximize sweeping views of Haro Strait and the Olympic Mountains. A 15-foot-tall opaque entry door pivots open to reveal a view of the Sound through a double-height glazed living and dining space.
El Peumo house is by a sandy plateau surrounded with pines and cypresses, receiving moderate winds and overlooking the Pacific Ocean afar.
The owners of this Sonoma single-family house wanted a home where the parents and their children could gather and enjoy quintessential Sonoma living.