Tiburon Residence 2
Pedersen Associates worked closely with the architect during the schematic design phase to develop a complimentary relationship between the residence and its site location. The placement of a deck over a cabana, coupled with the use of water as a unifying element, create a seamless relationship between building and setting. The trellis element defines the entry and is repeated on the south elevation, shading the living and dining room windows. The deck railing borrows from the clean detailing of the residence. The garden spills down the slope to a flagstone patio next to a curving infinity-edge pool that, when viewed from the cabana, creates an unbroken water-to-water vista. The flagstone and large placement boulders act as a counter-point to the smooth vertical concrete surfaces. Although this California garden was designed to minimize water use, the need for an active play area for the owner's three children necessitated a lawn. The approach was to treat the lawn and pool as a contiguous composition, to be viewed from above. The main plantings are grasses, salvia, echium and rosemary, interspersed with flowering ground covers.