Surf Home / Feldman Structure
Textual content description offered by the architects. A hidden jewel in Santa Cruz, Surf Home brings a sophisticated bohemian really feel proper as much as the sting of one of many state’s greatest surf breaks. Our purchasers approached Feldman Structure to design a household residence in an unassuming neighborhood – conscious of the texture and scale of the encompassing constructions. The purchasers have been well-versed on the nuances of the positioning and dreamt of a house that match naturally and sustainably into its beachy, eclectic locale.
Topic to a 100-year geologic setback requirement in addition to the CA Coastal Fee, a site-sensitive answer that revered each the coast and the neighborhood grew to become a design focus. The house is sited as a windbreak: the rear yard and deck capitalize on ocean views, whereas the entry and entrance courtyard, tucked behind two separate constructions (a custom-made surfboard storage unit and storage), sit the place the solar shines most within the winter, performing as a heat, light-filled cloister all 12 months spherical, protected against the coastal winds.
Feldman Structure then enlisted the assistance of Evan Shivley of Arborica, a sawyer that reclaims and repurposes Native Californian timber, to offer the challenge with domestically sourced inside and exterior cladding. Monterey Cypress, a sturdy, resilient, regal wooden, is accustomed to the positioning’s coastal California local weather and when left unfinished, weathers to a classy gray– the wooden additionally subsequently rapidly turning into a focus of the house’s design. The outside is clad with board and batten slats, organising an exterior and inside palette current all through the house. Waste within the milling course of and trunk use was minimized by holistically integrating each stage of wooden grade and their respective portions into the design.
Surf Home’s public areas capitalize on indoor/outside connection, seamlessly transitioning from the intimate entrance courtyard to the nice and cozy and open nice room and kitchen, lastly opening up onto the again patio overlooking the ocean. Massive sweeping doorways open to attach the dwelling house to the spacious again deck, which is fitted with an in-ground sizzling tub and outside kitchen good for entertaining visiting household and associates.
Upstairs, as the house transitions from public to personal, Monterey Cyprus dissolves into plaster, diversifying the palette and drawing consideration to rigorously designed architectural particulars. Thoughtfully positioned home windows weave stunning glimpses of blues and greens into the earth-toned inside finishes. The main bedroom options floor-to-ceiling glass partitions dealing with the waves, opening onto a personal balcony with views of surfers beneath.
With interiors by Commune Design and panorama by Floor Studio, Surf Home finds the proper stability between excessive design and an off-the-cuff Californian aesthetic, creating magic on an already magical website.