American studio Fuse Architects added cedar cladding, expanded home windows and brightened the interiors of the Plover Home on the California coast.
The weekend house is positioned in Pajaro Dunes, a resort group simply south of Santa Cruz. The group is positioned alongside the shore of Monterey Bay.
The three-bedroom house was designed for a Silicon Valley couple and their three youngsters.
“Their want was to have a trip house in addition to a spot to host associates for seashore dates and discover all the advantages of the seaside group,” mentioned Fuse Architects, which is predicated within the close by city of Capitola.
The undertaking concerned reworking a 1968 waterfront house designed by architect George Cody.
Totaling 1,500 sq. toes (139 sq. meters), the home featured an irregular, pyramid-like roof and cedar shingle cladding each in and out. The inside was darkish, dated and closed to the seashore.
“Inside, it felt like a darkish bunker that was very a lot lower off from the skin, to not point out the close by view of the Pacific,” the workforce mentioned.
Working carefully with the shoppers, the architects got down to brighten the inside and improve the views. The studio saved the footprint of the unique home, however made important modifications overhead.
The workforce raised the roofline alongside the lounge, eating space and master suite, permitting for bigger home windows and extra expansive views. Within the eating room, a brand new window presents a “portrait view” of the oceanscape.
Above the kitchen, the place the best level of the roof is, the workforce reworked the ceiling traces to make higher use of an present skylight.
Sturdy finishes have been used all through.
“Gentle plaster partitions, white ceilings and oak flooring create an ethereal but comfy house – and sustainable for a seashore life-style,” mentioned the workforce.
In contrast to the inside, the outside of the home was saved darkish.
The unique shingles have been eliminated and changed with linear strips of darkish cedar — a cladding that emphasizes the distinction between the “flowing grasses, dunes and ocean with the constructing’s angular traces,” the workforce mentioned.
On the roof, the picket shingles have been changed with black metallic with standing seam. Within the northeast nook, the place the roof is lower away, the workforce clad the partitions in clear cedar to intensify the primary entrance.
General, the house is supposed to showcase a excessive degree of workmanship and cautious consideration to element.
“The excessive degree of element and craftsmanship, each exterior and inside, captures a easy but advanced design,” mentioned the workforce.
Different California coastal properties embody a cedar house by Malcolm Davis Structure, which is positioned within the famend Sea Ranch group, and a cypress-clad waterfront abode by Feldman Structure, which is supposed to steadiness “elevated design and an informal California aesthetic”.
Picture by Joe Fletcher.
Architects: Fuse Architects
Builder: Hagen and Colbert