Padaro Lane, Carpinteria
The project is located on the exclusive Padaro Lane in Carpinteria, California. The owners, captivated by the south facing beach frontage, with sweeping coastal views and the Channel Islands in the distance, selected this narrow site raised on a modest bluff for it natural beauty. Various constraints posed a challenge for the design team. Most intrusive was the noise from the Union Pacific railroad and Highway 101 to the North of the property, which would require buffering. There were privacy concerns to consider as well with the neighbors close by on either side of the relatively narrow lot. The ocean side was constrained by a geologic bluff top setback while the right of way of the private Padaro Lane further reduced the available lot. The original beach house had a myriad of existing tropical plants and palms, which would purposefully be re-used in the new landscape.