CLIENT: Private Residence
PROJECT SIZE: 5,411 sf
A Recently completed PCA designed 'Craftsman' style home located in the coastal city of Encinitas, California. The home is located on 2.62 acres with 5,411 s.f. of area. This home has a low, gentle sloping roofs with wide eaves above a entry deep porch, which has distinctive square pillars. The roof rafters are exposed, while the inside of the home has many built-in cabinets, nooks, seating, and shelving. The interior beams of the house are exposed and used as decorative elements as well. The home is designed with an open floor plan, which facilitates the display of large art pieces as well as big gatherings. In addition, the house plays with negative space to highlight accents of the home, while also using space very efficiently. A traditionally built Craftsman is modest, and takes advantage of the site it is located on. The design of the home is positioned to greet the sun and is surrounded by a large garden. In addition, the home uses local materials where possible, and even materials from the site of the home, such rock retaining walls. Natural materials play a big role in the style, with stone lining fireplaces and reclaimed woods being used for decorative accents. The home is fully sustainable with drought tolerant water wise landscaping and solar panels to designed to absorb the sun's rays as a source of energy for generating electricity for the entire home.