Rustic Canyon Residence

This project set out to invert the conventional means of organizing a single family home, taking an existing, highly compartmentalized ranch dwelling and converting it in to a contemporary space for living that allows for expansive open spaces and a welcoming, informal atmosphere. Above these spaces, an existing pitched roof is cut laterally and folded back up in order to blend the interior with the landscape. This blurring internalizes a hillside garden where an existing, 300 year old Sycamore tree becomes the new centerpiece of the expanded house. While the public areas are open and blend seamlessly with one another, the Library trades openness and informality for introspection and tranquility, anchored by a fireplace that floats in glass with the hillside and ancient tree just beyond.

Photo Credit: Art Gray
GRIFFIN ENRIGHT ARCHITECTS: Rustic Canyon Residence
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A view from the library through a seamless glass wall to the garden beyond.
“chinese elm?” — karrikarri
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A view of custom sliding barn doors with a view to the exterior and a 300 year old Sycamore tree.
“Huge rolling door to outside” — Axel Neff
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A view of the open kitchen with floating glass cabinets and perforated stainless steel shelves.
“Kitchen that opens onto a patio...” — joshuatreezz
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A view of the living and dining rooms with skylight, wood ceilings and exposed beams.
“Fireplace as a space divider” — wriveraf
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A view through the dining room towards the open kitchen with custom sliding glass and steel barn doors on the left.
“slider” — simmonds19
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A view from the back garden into the library.
“pond” — jayanddebra
GRIFFIN ENRIGHT ARCHITECTS: Rustic Canyon Residence
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A view from the back terrace into the main living spaces.
“Glass doors” — 24woodland
GRIFFIN ENRIGHT ARCHITECTS: Rustic Canyon Residence
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A view of the front entry to the house.
“great light obscured” — Nora
GRIFFIN ENRIGHT ARCHITECTS: Rustic Canyon Residence
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A view from the back garden of the house.
“Yard and colors” — janeagrs
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