A weekend family retreat, away from the bustle of the city, this home orients itself toward a rare view of the Ocean. Facing South East, through an old inlet, the window wall links the otherwise sheltered house to the wide expanse of the horizon, of where the water meets the sky.
Inspired by the horizontal wood siding and the 2/1 ratio of the steep roof forms of the locally found vernacular, the house is anchored by weighty materials; flamed and honed Kitledge Granite siding, roof clad slate shingles and Douglas Fir timbers for warmth at the interior.
It is the high space of living, dining and kitchen that are capped with two copper-lined belvederes, which during day bathe the spaces in peach and pink hues of daylight, while at night reversely emit a soft glow of inhabitation.
The private rooms spring off a central gallery hall which carries the owner’s favorite art pieces evenly illuminated by high efficiency LEDs with highest color fidelity. Other applications include 2” apertures at dropped ceilings, suspended stem fixtures washing the art-wall at the dining and living, suspended optical light at dining and linear shielded light at the kitchen island all controlled by dimmers.