Project Description

DRPILLA provided geotechnical and structural engineering design services for the new construction of this two-story, wood framed L-shaped house. The entry façade is broken into two autonomous elements: one transparent, the other largely opaque. A sweeping lateral movement is created by the open slats of a 60-foot-long brise-soleil that spans to the south end of the house and provides a protective shield from direct sunlight to the upstairs gallery. The wedge-shaped building program becomes a well of natural light that filters into both the living room and upstairs with five bedrooms, including the master suite.

Barnes Coy Architects
Geotechnical Engineering
Structural Engineering

Cantilevered Steel Staircase Design

Inside, a dramatically cantilevered staircase ascends the two-story void that lies between the curtain wall on one side and the living room on the other. A smaller version of the staircase continues upward into the open air, as if liberating itself from the confines of the interior, while further below, lies a fully equipped gym and recreation room.

Form + Function 

The house’s L-shaped plan, turns away from a neighboring house to the south and creates a privacy barrier around the pool terrace.

Translucent Levels

A sense of lightness and transparency is filtered inward and upwards with intersecting levels and layers; open and exposed in some places, veiled in others.