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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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on Monday
Jasmine Joseph-Danielpour wrote:
Where do I buy? - Where do I buy
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So glad you like our project! This home is in Santa Barbara and I am not aware that it is for sale.
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Jasmine Joseph-Danielpour wrote:
Where do I buy from in Los Angeles
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This home is a custom designed and built home. If you are interested in building something similar in the Los Angeles area, we would be happy to work with you. Do you have a piece of land?
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Where do I buy from in Los Angeles
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Please see the previous responses.
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August 28, 2014
drmarroquin wrote:
Is it acrylic stucco or cementitious, such as La Habra Santa Barbara s
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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.
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August 17, 2014
rebecca62 wrote:
Are the planters on the side of entrance copper? what is the plant?
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Thank you for the interest in our project. I believe they are aeonium.
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August 6, 2013
potpouri wrote:
what technic has been used for that effect?
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Valerie Kisiel
Is it just a smooth finish?
    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 7:20AM
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Yes it is.
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May 29, 2013
Valerie Kisiel wrote:
What are the stucco colors? - Stucco colors???
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could you please clarify the color technique?
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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.
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August 19, 2012
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Can you please specify the color of the aluminium garage door, very unusual color for aluminum. please and thank you.
    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 11:15AM
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Here are the specifics: Amarr Stratford 3000 in Sandtone (not Sandstone) color. (
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