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Sycamore Canyon Contemporary contemporary-exterior
 

Sycamore Canyon Contemporary

Architect: Bob Pester, Burnell, Branch & Pester Architecture
Photography: Jim Bartsch Photography

The original A-frame home on this hillside lot was destroyed by wildfire. Not surprisingly, the clients wanted to rebuild a fire resistant home. Working together with their architect and builder, they chose a contemporary design with few, if any, fire susceptible, “weak links.”

When design was first discussed, the owners expressed a desire to have the house not be as exposed to the street as their previous. Primary motivation was privacy, but an added advantage was reducing solar heat gain on the southern exposure. The original concept was to bring some light in from the south, with the majority coming from the north along with fabulous views of the canyon and mountains nearby. As the conceptual building masses took shape, the architect was inspired to punch small openings into the south elevation, positioning them primarily for light infiltration, not to see out of. The goal was to compose a seemingly random-looking arrangement of the window fenestrations, even though their placement had a specific purpose in relation to each respective interior space.
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drmarroquin wrote:
Is it acrylic stucco or cementitious, such as La Habra Santa Barbara s
   Comment   August 28, 2014
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This is Omega 3 - a cement-based stucco system., The colors are a combination of colors with the following bag ratio: 1=405 x 1 bag, 2 =412 x 2bags, 3 = 412 x 3 bags.
September 8, 2014 at 10:45AM   
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rebecca62 wrote:
Are the planters on the side of entrance copper? what is the plant?
   Comment   August 17, 2014
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Thank you for the interest in our project. I believe they are aeonium.
August 19, 2014 at 4:59PM      Thanked by rebecca62
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potpouri wrote:
what technic has been used for that effect?
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Valerie Kisiel
Is it just a smooth finish?
July 13, 2014 at 7:20AM   
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Yes it is.
July 17, 2014 at 4:41PM   
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Valerie Kisiel wrote:
What are the stucco colors? - Stucco colors???
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Walter McCaffrey
could you please clarify the color technique?
August 11, 2014 at 5:19PM   
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Three colors were mixed in the ratios above and then applied by trowels with a smooth finish. Any plasterer should be able to duplicate.
August 11, 2014 at 5:58PM   
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timotej wrote:
Building material - Is this house build from AAC blocks?
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enshanali
Can you please specify the color of the aluminium garage door, very unusual color for aluminum. please and thank you.
May 28, 2013 at 11:15AM   
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Here are the specifics: Amarr Stratford 3000 in Sandtone (not Sandstone) color. (http://www.amarr.com/residential/collection_options/stratford/FP//CP/none).
May 29, 2013 at 11:38AM   
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