A sustainable second residence for a multigenerational San Francisco household, this residence by CCS Architecture is a 1900-sq.-foot seashore home situated in Seadrift, a gated trip group on the tip of Stinson Beach, California. The sustainability problem was met in type: it achieved the Marin Planning Department’s highest score for environment friendly use of assets, with photovoltaic panels that energy all its techniques apart from the minor use of propane for cooking. More than simply boats “float” the place this house is worried, although — check out the staircase that appears suspended in midair, to not point out the hanging hearth “orb,” and also you’ll sense prompt atmosphere of sunshine and air. This open-plan house is designed as a cushty, straightforward-dwelling gathering spot the place the household touches base.
The front room opens to decking in two instructions; on the south aspect is a small courtyard and a lagoon are on the north, with glass railings all through that permit for unimpeded views. Adjacent to the dwelling/eating areas is a household room with skylights; and that fireplace orb? It truly rotates to “goal” heat both indoors or out, a boon in northern California. Bedrooms are off the “crushed path” and share loos that function pocket doorways for straightforward en-suite sharing. And extra than simply power is a part of the sustainability framework right here; because the architects clarify, “The numerous and sturdy mixture of supplies consists of regionally harvested cedar siding with a non-poisonous bleaching oil end…and native cedar ceilings.” Use of native supplies, intelligent siting and design, and an off-the-cuff, unfussy way of life: they’re all parts of this nice seashore home by CCS.