This house is part of a two dwelling complex on a 100 ft. x 100 ft. property in Sunset Heights dominated by a huge specimin Live Oak tree. The existing structure, a former repair shop clad in structural clay masonry, was renovated into a dwelling for the owner’s mother. Meanwhile, a new 2,500 SF ‘L’ shaped house was constructed on the balance of the lot, with a pool/courtyard developed between the two structures.
Tucked under the Live Oak’s canopy, the house utilizes a palette of structural clay masonry (like the former shop building), Galvalume panels, and vent-skinned Hardi-trim. The simple, intersecting shed-roofed structure is oriented to emphasize views of the courtyard and tree canopy. Materials include diamond-polished concrete floors, cast concrete countertops, exposed glu-lam beams, as well as Icynene insulation, PEX plumbing and exposed metal ductwork.