This house is located on the Pacific Highway, south of the town of Pescadero. The house faces the ocean to the west and the pacific coastal range to the east. The house was an extensive remodel and addition to an existing ranch house. The house was reconfigured to accommodate a bookmaker and her mother. The house was opened up to the east and south with large double doors, providing access to a wind protected court. The west side was also opened up to the expansive views of the Pacific Ocean. Working with architects, Joe Esherick and Cathy Schwabe, we were very mindful of window and skylight placement to provide balanced natural daylighting and also controlled natural ventilation. The exterior was finished in sustainably harvested cedar siding, the interior Douglas Fir floors were refinished and at the additions, the same flooring was used to seamlessly connect the spaces together. A barn that existed on the property was converted into a bookmaking studio and a lean-to was added with a greenhouse for growing flowers and vegetables that are sensitive to wind..
(with EHDD architecture)