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Carmel Residence

California

With sweeping views of the grasslands, distant mountains and ocean near Carmel, this Santa Lucia Preserve home is organized as a relaxed group of buildings around a courtyard and a large oak tree.

Landscaping weaves in and around the structures. A main pavilion contains the living room, dining, and kitchen, while the master bedroom and bathroom occupy a smaller building at the end of the courtyard. Guest bedrooms occupy a separate pavilion which cants over a natural grassland swale. From this grouping, a long corridor runs south to the main entry, powder room, study, and garage.

The home features pitched roofs, thick stucco walls, and a limited number of penetrations. Exposed steel trusses evoke the barns and industrial buildings of an earlier era. Extended stone terraces create shaded exterior spaces for seasonal use.