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 ExcellenceNational Concrete Masonry Association
2013 Grand AwardConcrete Masonry Association of California & Nevada
2013 Honor AwardIIDA Northern California
2012 Citation AwardAIA California
2012 AZ Awards FinalistAzure Magazine
2012 Residential Architect Design Awards FinalistArchitect Magazine