Two horizontal windows are relocated and reused from elsewhere in the bedroom. Stacked beside a glazed door, they open the end wall to the garden. The finished floor is renewable bamboo over efficient radient heat.
A wall of recycled ripped 2 x 4 douglas fir studs expose the wood grain and add textural variation in the form of electrical wiring holes, nail wholes, etc. Desk is reclaimed elm.
The bathroom door to the outdoor shower and hot tub is laminated with bear grass for privacy.
Sea glass and shells are embedded in the concrete counter.
Kitchen casework by John Norton.
Placing all upper casework on the opposite wall allowed us to open the kitchen up to the backyard with a long horizontal south-facing window. The operable segment provides cross ventilation, as does one of three skylights with built-in sun shades.
Seadrift I Stinson Beach, CA
Reinforcing the connection between the interior and surrounding gardens was the starting point for the remodel. Views to the outdoors and natural light that penetrates the spaces have opened and transformed this ranch-style home.
We employed sustainable materials and low-impact energy solutions throughout without altering the physical footprint or increasing square footage. The project includes LED lighting, reclaimed wood, cork flooring, hydronic heating, solar hot water, and high-performance windows, skylights and insulation.
The clients contributed their sense of vivid color and love of texture to the collaboration in selecting vibrant finishes, like the deep-red stained kitchen casework and splash, and an assortment of complimentary natural materials, like the multi-hued golden granite kitchen counter.
The client found Mexican tile (all remnants) and covered the walls with hand-colored plaster in both bathrooms. Additional features include reclaimed elm and sycamore built-ins in the bedroom; a reconfigured hallway with solar tube and bookshelves; and a new drought-tolerant garden.