Spur Close, The Sea Ranch
Iveta Posledni, Zoe Zhang, Sebastian Mancera, Dorothy Shepard
Chad Warner General Contracting
New single family home with an art studio on a 3 acre parcel at The Sea Ranch. Surrounded by diverse forest, ocean and meadow ecosystems, and offering glimpses of the Pacific, the house works in concert with the natural environment. The two major volumes are anchored by sculptural tower elements, while the roof angles follow the slope of the land.
The living and working spaces are oriented toward the sun,with a cantilevered deck which extends towards the view. The main living spaces incorporate passive solar heating and promote air flow through a ventilation “chimney”. Sleeping spaces are nestled against the pine forest, providing privacy and calm. Natural light illuminates important moments of the spaces throughout the design, elevating daily activities and rituals.
The courtyard protects the inhabitants from the wind. The house is designed for fire resilience, with sprinklers and cementitious siding with high fly-ash content. The house is all electric, supplemented with solar panels, to minimize the operational carbon footprint.