A Butterfly Inspired House In The Hills Near Carmel, California

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were approached by their clients to design a retreat for eventual retirement and visits from their grown children, at a site near Carmel, California.

 

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When designing the home, the architects were inspired by the clients mention of seeing butterflies in the meadow.

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You can see the result of this inspiration in the various roof lines of the home.

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The architects worked with  to design the surrounding landscape design.

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Water conservation has been thought about with the design. Each roof funnels water to a rain chain fountain, and into landscape collection pools, which then gather in cisterns where it is stored and used to irrigate the landscape.

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Each part of the home has a separate function. The central pavilion houses the main living, dining, and cooking spaces, while two other pavilions provide for sleeping, bathing, and relaxing.

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Seating around the outdoor fire pit provides views of the Santa Lucia Preserve.

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The clients also expressed a desire to have a home with integrated indoor and outdoor spaces. This was achieved by making the walls in the living and dining areas open to the outside.

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A simple yet elegant kitchen, provides plenty of space to prepare a meal.

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The home features a lot of concrete throughout, with it mostly being left with a raw finish.

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A large glass pivoting door is located right next to the stairs.

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The bedroom has a palette of concrete, glass and plywood, with the main focus being the view from the windows.

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In the bathroom, you can see how the concrete flows seamlessly from the inside to the outside.

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