Redwood Residence

This is a new home on a 2.5 acre site to replace an existing home not worth saving. The site slopes down to the northwest and has a seasonal creek running through the property. Native oak trees are located throughout the property, particularly on the downslope.

The home is sited at the upper end of the site which is the flattest portion of the property. The L-shaped home has a porch along both walls facing the entry to the site. The entrance is at the inside corner of the ‘L’. Upon entering, the primary living spaces are evident to the left and accessed via several steps down. The living, dining and kitchen are in one open space and adjacent to a large outdoor deck. The hallway to the bedrooms runs along the west wall adjacent to the porch which allows for many windows and a bright space. Stairs at the entry take you to a second floor yoga studio with views into the tree canopy. The primary floor also contains a sauna and outdoor tub on a small rear deck.

The exterior materials include redwood and corrugated Cor-Ten steel panels. The Cor-Ten panels form a protective layer of rust as they oxidize. These panels were used on the roof and lower portion of the walls. The redwood used in the project came from old growth logs that were salvaged from Northern California rivers by the owner’s father. All the exterior columns, beams, railings and siding were milled on-site from the redwood. The project was built by Maganda Construction.

Project Status: Completed July 2016

Photography by Ramsay Photography