Custom residence 7,500 sf. + 2000 sf. attached garage.
Sited on a windy hilltop in the Santa Cruz mountains,the H shaped floor plan provides a protected entrance and rear courtyard. Executed with ICFs to enhance seismic strength and reduce heat-cooling energy demand.
The right wing contains the master bedroom suite with parlor & sewing room, two separate bathrooms and walk-in closets plus two more bedrooms with their respective baths.
The left wing houses the family room, step-down breakfast area, play/video room and guest unit with its bath. The central core is the living and formal dining room, kitchen and study, with a raised entry and the high ceiling inner space open to the courtyard.
A slanted wing following the topography has a 5-car garage, restroom and exercise/project room above.
(The original courtyard tiled around a fountain was replaced with a swimming pool and green play area upon construction)
Location: La Honda, CA, US