RESIDENTIAL PORTFOLIO: MUIR BEACH 3

RESIDENTIAL PORTFOLIO:  –PETALUMA COMMONS  –PETALUMA MULTI-FAMILY VILLAGE GARDENS PROJECT–   –MARIN LOFTS–  –MUIR BEACH1 RESIDENCE–  –MUIR BEACH2 RESIDENCE–  –STRAWBERRY  RESIDENCE–  -SAUSALITO RESIDENCE–   SOUTH PARK RESIDENCE–    SAN ANSELMO RESIDENCE–    –MARIN RESIDENCE–    –3 SISTERS RESIDENCE–    –TAM VALLEY RESIDENCE–   –KENTFIELD RESIDENCE–   – LOMBARD ST CONDOS–  MUIR BEACH 3-   STRAWBERRY LANDING-     PENGROVE

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PRIVATE RESIDENCE

MUIR BEACH, CA

 THIS IS ONE OF THREE DESIGNS DONE DURING THIS PERIOD THAT USED AN INTERIOR GARDEN AS BOTH AN ATRIUM AND A FOCAL POINT FOR ROOMS TO WRAP AROUND. THE SITE IS A SLOPING HILLSIDE OVERLOOKING MUIR BEACH AND THE OCEAN.THE SKY LIT INTERIOR GARDEN IS AN ELLIPTICAL SPACE THAT IS THE STRUCTURAL CENTER OF THE RESIDENCE. VERTICAL COLUMNS THAT SURROUND THE GARDEN SUPPORT THE CIRCULAR ROOF AT ONE LEVEL AND FURTHER UP THE SKYLIGHT. BECAUSE OF THE SLOPE, THE RESIDENCE IS A STAGGERED THREE STORIES, WHICH INTEGRATES INTO THE HILLSIDE. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE LOWEST LEVEL, BEDROOMS, KITCHEN, DINING AND THE LIVING AREA ALL LOOK INTO OR ARE PART OF THE ATRIUM SPACE.

 

SINCE THE EXTERIOR VIEWS ARE IN MANY DIRECTIONS RATHER THAN ONE, THE LIVING AREA FOLLOWS THE ATRIUM ELLIPSE AND FRAMES A VIEW IN MANY DIRECTIONS LIKE A PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPH.