Since covenants and restrictions allowed for only a single storey above street level, many of the home’s rooms are located on a lower level which daylights on the downslope side of the house.
The layered design caters to the homeowners’ need for a full-time residence and part-time wellness retreat.
Supporting these goals, a ‘show garage’ doubles as an open-air yoga studio and stepped pathways provide full access to distant parts of the steep site.
Meticulous craftsmanship and authentic building materials are recurring themes best exemplified by the widespread use of board-formed concrete walls, white oak shiplap cladding, and painted galvanised steel doors and windows.
A datum of wall elevations was carefully laid out to align the joints of the seemingly random board-formed concrete with the adjacent wood boards that come in 7.6cm, 10.16cm, 12.7cm”, and 15.24cm widths.
Floors, ceilings, steps, lighting, speakers, keypad controls, and outlets were carefully placed so that no element interrupts a joint in the boards.