Residential Architectural Design Simplified with Clean Interiors – by Turnbull Griffin Heasloop
This house was created by the architecture firm based in San Francisco, CA, and has won several AIA awards. Involved in several projects such as Church, School, Wineries, and Library, the Company is in the lead by Margaret Turnbull Simon ASID. By considering the circumstances surrounding environment, topography, microclimate, vegetation and sun orientation, Sea Ranch Residence is dominated by wood and a bit of steel. Clean minimalist interior is produced from sheetrock wall and cedar ceilings.
Description from the architects:
The site for this small Sea Ranch house is edged with mature evergreen trees and opens to a meadow with views out to the Pacific Ocean. The clients wanted an understated, flowing house that captured their love of Japanese simplicity. Our solution starts with a vernacular barn form and carves away to shape an exterior octagonal deck that opens to the meadow and the view. A continuous band of windows and doors follow the outline of the cutout to capture the panoramic views. Cedar ceilings and sheetrock walls create a clean minimalist interior, and the window wall features exposed wood framing and structural steel.
Sea Ranch Architecture Picture
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