|Marmol Radziner - The Experimental Ranch House|
|Tuesday, 20 April 2010 07:56|
All photographs by Joe Fletcher
The 2360 square foot structure centers on a spacious great room that contains the living area as well as the kitchen. The room has a large skylight that provides a view of the tree canopies above and floor to ceiling windows at the North end. The resulting effect is an indoor space that is fully integrated within the outdoor environment.
The goal of the project was to re-establish an open floor plan within the living space while preserving the integrity of May’s original beams and exposed rafters, a focal point of the house. In order to retain the integrity of May’s design but meet current fire code, the existing roof was replaced with a clay tile roof modeled after the wood shake that May originally used. The interior space was finished with custom walnut cabinetry and terrazzo floors throughout. Solid walnut counter tops, a stainless steel tile back splash, and custom cabinetry give the kitchen a sleek feel and integrate it within the living area.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 April 2010 11:43|