Some homes you could “lift” from their site and move them to one more and they would nevertheless make sense. Other individuals, like this incredible California trip house, turn into one with the land and are totally inseparable from their context. This internet site is no ordinary a single it is set along a bluff that drops 250 feet to the Pacific Ocean, supplying dramatic views more than it. The architecture follows the natural contours of the land, creeping down to the ocean like a giant snake and deforming its shape and structure in response to the obstacles encountered on the way. Like developing out of the site, the property takes the long and thin shape that ideal accommodates the geography. A portion of the residence is anchored against the cliff, and the other portion cantilevers above it, like an elegant refuge that contrasts with the roughness and immensity of the ocean and the cliff. Fougeron Architects have created a layout with 3 volumes on distinct heights. The upper volume is the root of the house, as it anchors it to ground by a concrete wing that comes perpendicular to the main volume. This portion consists of an open-plan kitchen, living area and dining area. There is a transition all-glass volume that serves as library/den, and then there is the reduced volume, containing the bedrooms, that cantilevers more than the cliff like a promontory above the ocean. The floor -to-ceiling windows of the bedrooms provide breathtaking views. On the north side the home is exposed via a glass facade that reveals ocean and coastline views, and on the south side it is protected by a copper cladding that wraps over the roof.
Perfectly adapted to the climate, the south facade is covered in copper and is meant to shield the home from heat and powerful winds. The copper will slowly adjust color in time to become one particular with the rocky cliff.
On the weather protected north side of the property, the facade is all glass and it opens overwhelming views over the ocean and the coast line. This great expanse of glass provides a lot of adrenaline and a sense of imminent danger that comes with the feeling of hanging over a cliff.
The kitchen, dining space and living room are set beneath a wood clad swooping roof that follows the shape of the land. The combination of dark wood, grey stone and grey and dark purple fabric generate a distinguished yet cozy atmosphere.
Whenever the terrain and the architecture permit for it, there are terraces and balconies that give the owners the chance to appreciate nature from different angles.
The volume of the library is improved visually due to the fact that the walls and the ceiling are produced of glass. The two armchairs placed in front of the fireplace are the excellent spot for reading and relaxing.
The bedrooms cantilever over the cliff and supply the most wonderful views of the landscape and the ocean. The walls are lined with the exact same dark wood like in the other element of the home, giving a warm and reassuring feeling.
The custom-made bath tub is enclosed with thick glass balustrades on two sides, and on the other side it offers access to a stroll-in shower by climbing a handful of methods.