North Rios

North Rios The desire for a modern, energy efficient home on a modest budget necessitated a tight plan with simple, durable materials. The uncomplicated program consisted of an open plan living space, master suite and home office, all with ample connection to the outdoors. Straightforward construction techniques yielded light-filled volumes that took advantage of passive heating and natural ventilation. Coming in at a modest 1,700 square feet of living space with a 200 square foot detached garage, this dwelling delivers all the comforts of a large home-in a compact package.   Construction Type: Renovation Location: Solana Beach, CA Date Completed: 2010

Santa Luz

Santa Luz A large site open to ample sun and prevailing ocean breezes holds immense opportunity for the dream of quintessential California indoor-outdoor living. Authentic detailing and quality craftsmanship for this French Provencal given high priority. Designing with LEED for Homes Certification as a goal provided clear benchmarks by which to measure our sustainable design efforts.   Construction Type: Conceptual Location: San Diego, CA