Mines Road House

This project is essentially a new residence built on the foundation of an existing U shaped California ranch style home. The building layout, room sizes, window placement and eave lines all contributed to a feeling that the magnificent views of the surrounding hills were not exploited.

The new design presents spacious volumes with tall wood windows and doors allowing visual access to horizon sky and hillsides in the foreground and distance. It consists of five new tall articulated wood boxes, which are an expression of important interior spaces within the building. They are connected by slightly lower roof and ceiling sections with trellis and walls of integral color plaster

Key materials: • wood • concrete • plaster

Description from the architects


19 photos and 5 drawings

Building Activity

  • Hsini Obrien
    Hsini Obrien commented
    How big is this house? It is very nice.
    about 6 years ago via Mobile
  • Georgi Sokolov
    Georgi Sokolov updated 93 media and updated
    about 6 years ago via OpenBuildings.com