Malcolm Davis Architecture
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Cook contemporary entry


The Cook house at The Sea Ranch was designed to meet the needs an active family with two young children, who wanted to take full advantage of coastal living. As The Sea Ranch reaches full build-out, the major design challenge is to create a sense of shelter and privacy amid an expansive meadow and between neighboring houses. A T-shaped floor plan was positioned to take full advantage of unobstructed ocean views and create sheltered outdoor spaces . Windows were positioned to let in maximum natural light, capture ridge and ocean views , while minimizing the sight of nearby structures and roadways from the principle spaces. The interior finishes are simple and warm, echoing the surrounding natural beauty. Scuba diving, hiking, and beach play meant a significant amount of sand would accompany the family home from their outings, so the architect designed an outdoor shower and an adjacent mud room to help contain the outdoor elements. Durable finishes such as the concrete floors are up to the challenge. The home is a tranquil vessel that cleverly accommodates both active engagement and calm respite from a busy weekday schedule.

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145north wrote:
What is the material of the floors and the finish used? - The floors look like polished concrete with epoxy finish but I am not sure. How were the floors made? Thank you.
   Comment   February 19, 2013

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Loft ladder. A lofted space like this has tons of potential — extra room for the kids, a spare office area or just helpful storage. Whatever you end up using a loft for, make sure the access is safe and attractive. Tip: Loft ladders should have hand rails at the top for safety— the recommended length of the top rail is 24 inches. Check the building regulations in your area and confirm with your loft ladder manufacturer before ordering.

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add bunk
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love the floors and light wood
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Loft in entryway
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Escada vertical
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entry bench
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curious if something like this would be doable in and around the back door or laundry room for additional storage.
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April 10, 2014
Loft bed for sleepovers near kitchen
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Stairs and bench
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Mini backup stair
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Ladder attached to wall
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April 6, 2014
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April 6, 2014
Children's loft
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April 5, 2014
Like the use of wood
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April 5, 2014
storage loft
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March 31, 2014
bedroom loft
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March 30, 2014
Entry area/mud room for cabin
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March 28, 2014
Ceiling and entrance
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March 26, 2014
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March 26, 2014
flush against the wall
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March 22, 2014
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March 16, 2014
Low footprint ladder
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March 15, 2014
access to attic.?
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March 15, 2014
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March 11, 2014
by closet, this seat and ladder/loft
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March 9, 2014
terlikler :)
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March 9, 2014
If we can access loft space upstairs, it would be neat to have some kind of access to it. It would be nice additional play space for kids. Not a necessity, but cool if it worked in budget.
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לעלות לגלריה מהמעקה
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March 5, 2014
compact loft
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March 4, 2014
take one section of new space for hide away
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March 1, 2014
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Loft ladder
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Store room
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cutout into attic
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top floor open shelf
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Escaleras altillo
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February 15, 2014
maybe for katies room?
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February 14, 2014
My room should have high ceilings and top floor be the bed and bottom be like hangout and desk and stuff
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February 11, 2014
interior epoxy
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The loft space
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February 7, 2014
fun loft
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wall, floor, seats
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February 5, 2014
Ladder to loft? May work with area above laundry
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February 4, 2014
loft ladder is flush against a wall. Could consider doing this with having loft above the laundry /fridge nook
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February 4, 2014
It is hidden
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February 3, 2014
Love this spot!
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February 2, 2014
I love the ladder!
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February 2, 2014
small bedroom
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February 1, 2014
J'adore sa fait chalet et l'atique ou le deuxième étage est trop beau la façon d y aller est trop style l'échelle non mais allo
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loft access in bunkroom
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storage in garage
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Concrete floor
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January 27, 2014
Emma likes secret loft ALOT
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January 26, 2014
I love EVERYTHING in this room!
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Loft Room
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flush mount ladder
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outside steam room
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bench and latter combo
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Escalera atico 2
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January 13, 2014
Nice loft, attic space. Monastic overtones...
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upstate house
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January 12, 2014
extra bed above?
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January 12, 2014
Use the attic!
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January 11, 2014
Soooo cool
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Loft for storage
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Good use of space for loft
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loft ladder
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The ladder. Make the cabinets bookshelves for mountain house.
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January 5, 2014
Ladder attached to the wall, hidden loft space.
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Loft ladder
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Ladder attached to the wall
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secret loft opening
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loft ladder & entry
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Window bench
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Industrial light
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Entry be ch
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December 11, 2013
what if I stores all seasonal stuff higher in the garage with this ladder
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Loft bathroom
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ladder inside of bedroom or closet?
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December 7, 2013
great for haven
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December 6, 2013
ladder to loft
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December 5, 2013
Loft in ceiling.
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Laundry room stairs
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November 29, 2013
Ladder like our mud room
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Loft bed
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segundo piso
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kort likes/secret loft
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Madison's ladder
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November 9, 2013
Very cool
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November 9, 2013
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loft ladder
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Loft ladder idea
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November 2, 2013
Simple ladder
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October 31, 2013
Use of attic for secret loft
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October 30, 2013
wall ladder idea
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October 30, 2013
Narrow room
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October 29, 2013
love the loft
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October 28, 2013
Study bedroom loft
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October 28, 2013
loft ladder
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October 26, 2013
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עלית גג
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October 19, 2013
Ladder to library
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October 19, 2013
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October 19, 2013
idea for a loft ladder
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October 19, 2013
sleep loft 4
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October 19, 2013
good corner
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October 17, 2013
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October 15, 2013
For kids
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October 13, 2013
Ladder like this that could extend out over bench on right side of house - bench in entryway on right side
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October 10, 2013
extension extra storage
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October 6, 2013
Bri house
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October 6, 2013
Bench to ladder to loft
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October 6, 2013
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October 4, 2013
stairs going up to play room
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October 1, 2013
floor & ladder to loft
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September 29, 2013
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September 29, 2013
Nice benches. Makes simple but useful extra seating.
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September 25, 2013
polished floors
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September 25, 2013
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September 23, 2013
Ladder is flush to wall.
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September 22, 2013
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September 19, 2013
cama escondida
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September 15, 2013
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September 13, 2013
Loft idea
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September 11, 2013
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September 11, 2013
low profile ladder
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September 10, 2013
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September 9, 2013
Nice small compact bed n loft
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September 9, 2013
Finished foor area leading up
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September 8, 2013
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September 7, 2013
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September 7, 2013
loft bed
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August 31, 2013
this is standing on the north side of the bedroom / cave compound, looking south toward the window. imagine the left wall is the exposed brick, the right and front wall are the casement window framed paneled glass, that open to let air circulate. the loft could just be the front part, with no side part, and everything else is open all the way up. the loft part is just the bed. on the ground floor then is some combo of comfy chair/chaise/sofa, desk with large monitor and/or TV, keyboard
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August 29, 2013
the loft ladder
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August 25, 2013
attic reno--reading loft
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August 25, 2013
Up storage
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August 18, 2013
bench with cushion
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August 15, 2013
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August 14, 2013
potential for attic space over w.i.c. area/guest bedroom (could have a little ladder that goes up to this space and then room for a little floor mattress). could have door on ceiling
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August 14, 2013
ladder attached/extended
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August 14, 2013
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