Carpinteria Foothills Residence is a contemporary home that blends seamlessly into the hillside designed by Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects in Carpinteria, California. The property features panoramic coastal ridge-top views via expansive operable glazed walls. The glazed transparency is balanced and the home is anchored in place by substantial cut native sandstone walls. The architectural design evolved from the client’s desire for a home that is a tranquil place for living, art and retreat.
According to the architects, “the program asked for a master suite, one guest room, a study for two, a more contained den and an informal open living space they could share with their children and grandchildren. The site strategy was to separate the guesthouse, pool and pool house from the main house, by locating them amongst the oaks on a lower terrace. The smaller structures were easier to place around the mature oak trees without disturbing their root systems. Each structure has its own orientation and privacy.
A courtyard created an inward oriented counterpoint to the distant vistas. A flat roof modernist scheme complemented the couples taste for modern art and furniture. The design was limited to a simple palette of materials and forms. A European window and sliding door system was used to minimize the frames and optimize the glass. These glass walls were framed between large stonewalls constructed of the local Santa Barbara Sandstone, and volumes contained in plaster walls with an integral color (pantry, guest room, master bath and closet, storage area).” Via
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