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Paso Robles Residence

This rural home sits on an 80-acre agricultural site in California’s Central Coast wine region. Masonry walls anchor the building to the earth and structure the primary living spaces, centering activity around a covered outdoor dining room. The sustainable design integrates deep overhangs, passive ventilation, photovoltaic electricity, solar hot water and radiant heat, and lives comfortably without air conditioning despite its desert-like summer climate.

2014 Design Award of Excellence

National Concrete Masonry Association

2013 Honor Award

IIDA Northern California

2012 Citation Award

AIA California

2012 AZ Awards Finalist

Azure Magazine

2012 Residential Architect Design Awards Finalist

Architect Magazine

Semmes & Co. Builders

General Contractor

Berkeley Structural Design

Structural Engineer

Matthew Millman