Fuse Architects renovates pyramidal Nineteen Sixties coastal home in California

January 30, 2023 by No Comments

US studio Fuse Architects added cedar cladding, expanded the home windows and brightened the interiors of the Plover Home on the coast of California.

The weekend house is positioned in Pajaro Dunes, a resort neighborhood that lies simply south of Santa Cruz. The neighborhood sits alongside the shoreline of Monterey Bay.

Holiday home by Fuse Architects
Fuse Architects got down to brighten the inside

The three-bedroom home was designed for a Silicon Valley couple and their three kids.

“Their need was to have a trip residence, in addition to a spot to host pals for seaside gatherings and to discover all the advantages of the seaside neighborhood,” stated Fuse Architects, which relies within the close by city of Capitola.

Fuse Architects beachfront home
The beachfront residence was remodelled in Pajaro Dunes

The venture entailed the transform of a beachfront residence courting to 1968 and designed by architect George Cody.

Totalling 1,500 sq. ft (139 sq. metres), the home got here with an irregular, pyramid-like roof and cedar-shingle cladding, each inside and outside. The inside was darkish, outdated and closed off to the seaside.

House interior
Fuse Architects retained the home’s unique footprint

“Inside, it felt like a darkish bunker that was very a lot separated from the surface, to not point out the view of the close by Pacific,” the crew stated.

Working carefully with the purchasers, the architects got down to brighten up the inside and enhance the views. The studio retained the unique residence’s footprint however made vital adjustments overhead.

Raised roofline
The crew raised the roofline

The crew raised the roofline alongside the lounge, eating space and principal bed room, permitting for bigger home windows and extra expansive vistas. Within the eating room, a brand new window presents a “portrait view” of the oceanscape.

Over the kitchen, the place the roof’s highest level is positioned, the crew reworked the ceiling traces to make higher use of an current skylight.

Bedroom by Fuse Architects
Expansive views of the seaside may be seen from the primary bed room

Sturdy finishes have been used all through.

“Mild plaster partitions, white ceilings and oak flooring create an area that’s ethereal but comfy – and sturdy for a seaside way of life,” the crew stated.

In distinction to the inside, the house’s exterior was saved darkish.

The unique shingles have been eliminated and changed with linear strips of darkish cedar – a cladding that emphasizes the distinction between the “flowy grasses, the dunes and the ocean with the angular constructing traces”, the crew stated.

Neutral interiors
The dwelling house contains impartial interiors

On the roof, wood shingles have been changed with black standing-seam metallic. Within the northeast nook, the place the roof is lower away, the crew clad partitions in clear cedar to intensify the primary entrance.

General, the home is supposed to exhibit a heightened degree of workmanship and cautious consideration to element.

Cedar cladding
Cedar cladding traces the facade

“The excessive degree of detailing and craftsmanship, each on the outside and inside, captures a easy but complicated design,” the crew stated.

Different coastal California houses embody a cedar-siding home by Malcolm Davis Structure that’s positioned within the famed Sea Ranch neighborhood, and a cypress-clad beachfront dwelling by Feldman Structure that’s meant to stability “excessive design and an off-the-cuff Californian aesthetic”.

The images is by Joe Fletcher.

Venture credit:

Architects: Fuse Architects
Builder: Hagen and Colbert
Interiors: House owners

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