Big Sur, CA 2015 Architecture

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Project Details

Slipping into a deep coastland shelf, this single-family home brings together multiple textures and design modes: heavy steel; perfectly-oriented wood beams; hand-installed rock walls; expansive glass.

Oriented to celebrate both stunning Pacific ocean views and a feeling of shelter, the house operates at the interstice between building and landscape, comfort and precipice. Committed to preserving the existing grassland, Studio Schicketanz buried all of the house’s extensive utilities underground, a sensitive approach to this profoundly ecologically valuable property.