This sustainably designed energy efficient home sits on twenty-eight bucolic acres in the Santa Lucia Preserve near Carmel, California. The home is made up of a series of three one-story pavilions that step down with the pre-existing topography and are oriented in a radiating configuration. Each pavilion is turned approximately ten degrees in an arc across the site to provide varying views towards the surrounding oak lined hills. To complement the beauty of the unique surrounding landscape and provide the durability that our clients expected, we selected ‘living’ materials including limestone for the exterior walls, Cor-ten steel for the soffits and eaves, bronze cladding for the doors and windows, and slate for the roof.
For this home we integrated a combination of geo-thermal wells and an array of photovoltaic panels that are able to track the sun to provide heating and cooling. The home is so efficient that is very nearly self-sufficient. This home was featured in Home Style by the Sea.
Interior Design: Nancy Ralston Design
Landscape Architecture: Tito Patri & Associates
Construction: Carmel Builders and Company
Photography: Wayne Capili