/ rauhaus


left: addition | right: refurbished existing


view from pool cabana


The owner of this home has a passion for reusing and adapting existing homes, as opposed to simply scraping and starting from scratch. The masterplan included the renovation of a ranch style home as well as an addition, detached pool cabana, and detached studio and workshop. Creating a quiet gesture to the neighborhood and utilizing the entirety of the lot were high priorities for the client. Charred cypress cladding in tandem with a simple roof form created a backdrop for the variety of native plantings toward the street. With the addition of a steel and timber structure, along with expanses of glazing, the team made it a priority to transform the somewhat gloomy, compartmental space to one that was flowing and connected to the pool and landscape to the rear of the property. A subtle material palette included warm greys and natural tones with tactile textures. Bringing the blackened cypress cladding from the exterior into the interior spaces helped to reinforce their connection to the outdoors.


galvalume roof / native grasses


acid etched concrete / sho sugi ban wood siding