Malcolm Davis Architecture
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Cook rustic patio


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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llarsen08 wrote:
Polycaronate roofing - Where can I get the roofing material in Northern Calif.?
   Comment   April 10, 2013
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Home Depot carries it. They have various grades and colors.
November 22, 2013 at 3:02pm   
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Sandhya Kamineni wrote:
Roof material - Hi I'm trying to get transparent roof for the porch outside my kitchen so I can get light into the kitchen. where did you Get this roof from? Also any other suggestions ? Thx
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We did the same thing on our pergola. It's just transparent panels that you can get at Home depot.
November 22, 2013 at 3:01pm     
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aksadumee wrote:
Which type of corragated panel were used, industrial or residential? - Which ype of corrageted panel were used, industril or residential?
   Comment   October 17, 2012
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With screws
March 22, 2013 at 2:02pm   
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HI. We live in South Florida. Love the design, but was thinking the steel corrugated roof- so it will keep the sun out. I am alittle nervous about the wood- it is so hot here- even the pressure treated wood turns yucky and grey. Thoughts? Thank you.
April 16, 2013 at 8:35pm   
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konalookforme wrote:
Wood rot and termites from posts directly on concrete. Any concerns?
   Comment   November 22, 2013
scasy wrote:
How are the roof panels attached so water doesn't leak it?
   Comment   August 15, 2013
guinevere8 wrote:
Is this T&G red cedar, untreated? There appear to be no knots, is this a special grade of cedar? Its beautiful
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