April 30, 2011

I found my dream home...

I fall in love with details in the homes I see all the time.. but I can't say I've ever found THE perfect home or the home that I think 'hmmm, I could just pack a suitcase and move in', until now....

Located in the Santa Lucia Preserve and designed by Feldman Architects, this house is a masterpiece. It gives a wonderful contemporary twist to the Ranch Home and has a great sustainable design story to it.

Of course the best feature is the connection to the indoor-outdoor space, a trademark of the California Ranch. The home also features rammed earth walls, which means the site was excavated and the re-purposed soil was used to build the walls.

Can you see the rich color and the sediment layers in the walls?



Its art, in and of itself...


Large, South-facing walls frame in the main living areas and open up to several covered patios, that feature roll down shades for use during the hottest part of the day.


The home also features several water tanks, for capturing rainwater used for irrigation and photovoltaic panels help provide all the homes energy needs...



I really don't think I would change one thing about it...



Bravo to Feldman Architects and to their client for creating a really lovely, completely livable, beautiful home



photos by Joe Fletcher Photography

2 comments:

  1. Oh wow, great lines, so clean! Lovely blog!
    -Jessica & Holly
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  2. Hi Lydia,

    Louis Lam recommended your site. I also love this house. Its gorgeous! I'd probably have a big modern cream sectional for lounging, but the home is amazing!

    Heather

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