The Shelter Island pool house was designed as a retreat and relaxation space for a busy mother and daughter duo. The footprint of the building is minimal – large enough to entertain some guests, but small enough to remain intimate when just two or three people are using the space.
Born and raised in London, UK, Joe Fletcher studied painting at Chelsea College of Art & Design, receiving his BA in Fine Art, and later attended London’s Goldsmiths University, graduating with a MFA in photography. In 2003, he left soggy London for foggy San Francisco.
An artist and an avid gardener/yoga enthusiast, the Mill Valley Cabins residents were looking to situate their growing retirement pursuits in spaces that would capture the imagination. The steeply sloping site that had long been their home offered seclusion and inspirational views …
Envisioned as a sculptural piece that grows from the existing landscape, the Ridge Mountain Residence will take advantage of the incredible vistas to the valleys, open spaces, and untouched surrounding areas Palm Springs.
Malcolm Davis Architecture (MDA), founded by Bay Area native, Malcolm Davis, AIA, is known for its commitment to innovative and sustainable architecture that fully realizes its unique setting.
The architecture on this residence for a young couple is a study in strong simple composition and materiality with an emphasis on craft. The massing defines solid and void, captures natural light, and connects the indoors with the landscape, seeking to ‘experience the outdoors from within.’
This Cole Valley hillside home spans four stories and almost 6,000 sq. ft.—from an entertainment level with acclimated walnut wine room, to the open living spaces on the main floor, to the family’s private quarters, to the walk-out rooftop deck.