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
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A view of the front entry to the house.
“frosted glass” — clairicia
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A view of custom sliding barn doors with a view to the exterior and a 300 year old Sycamore tree.
“Minimal disruption of vista. Wall next to neighbor--bookshelves. Silent butler? Windows” — fzwenig
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A view of the living and dining rooms with skylight, wood ceilings and exposed beams.
“Lighting” — jhooper1982
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A view of the open kitchen with floating glass cabinets and perforated stainless steel shelves.
“window and cabinets” — clairezammit
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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.
“a telescoping glass door that's been engineered to comply with impact resistance ratings could easil” — vmargerum5
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A view from the library through a seamless glass wall to the garden beyond.
“Garden room” — lfrench61
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A view from the back garden into the library.
“Lighting and bookcases in study” — alexsfo
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A view from the back terrace into the main living spaces.
“large slider” — jilltaylor
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A view from the back garden of the house.
“House in the middle of forest” — hanseungjin
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