Residential Design

VOL3 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY CUSTOM RESIDENCES Off-Grid Guest House ARCHITECT: ANACAPA; WILLSON DESIGN LOCATION: CENTRAL COAST, CALIFORNIA PROJECT SIZE: 800 SQUARE FEET Located on one of the last remaining undeveloped coastal areas in California, this modern guest house resides on a wildlife preserve—exemplifying a successful balance of residential development and ecological preservation. Nestled into a steep hillside, the residence was designed with low visual and environmental impact on the surrounding land- scape. Disguised by a low-profile green roof, the home invites sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding rolling hills through a generous amount of sliding glass, and expansive decks that cantilever over the foundation's steep, rock face. A high level of sensitivity to environmental impacts was exercised throughout all phases of design and construction. The guest house is com- pletely off-grid, powered by a photovoltaic energy system. The home features LED lighting, low-usage appliances, and a private well and water treatment system. An elemental material palette of steel, concrete, and glass integrates seamlessly with the landscape and will weather naturally over time. — Anacapa ADDITIONAL CREDITS ARCHITECT: Dan Weber, Anacapa; CO-DESIGNER: Steve Willson, Willson Design; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Curtis Homes; STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Ashley & Vance Engineering, Inc.; CIVIL ENGINEER: Mark Braun, Braun & Associates; PHOTOGRAPHER: Erin Feinblatt 16 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2019 AWARDS

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