Houzz Tour: House Ocho in Santa Lucia Mountains
Designed by Feldman Architecture, the Ocho House is a true fantasy for all modern design lovers. Located in a nature preserve in the Santa Lucia Mountains, this home’s site of oak forests and steep meadows strongly constrained and inspired the architect's design.
Many of you have already discovered the amazing outdoor fireplace photo and saved it to your ideabooks. Let's explore the rest of this beautiful house.
To reduce the impact of the buildings, the architect sank them into the ground and planted the overhanging roofs with tall native grasses.
The house is divided into a series of “pavilions” to lessen its overall mass.
After passing through an entry grove, visitors can see distant views in-between and over the various building elements.
As they are drawn into the widening view, they are led down from the tree-lined ridge to a large terrace that serves as an outdoor living room for the house.
Ideabook updated on Feb. 12, 2010.