Sublime in Sebastopol

March 20, 2012

I’m smitten with this Sebastopol residence designed by San Francisco architects, Turnbull Griffin Haesloop.  Turnbull Griffin Haesloop is an award-winning architecture firm, led by principals Mary Griffin FAIA, Eric Haesloop FAIA and Stefan Hastrup AIA from our San Francisco office. They are a woman-owned business renowned for sustainable, site sensitive design of houses as well as wineries, churches, libraries and independent schools. Their work also includes campus planning, adaptive reuse and historic renovations. An integral part of the practice is interior design, headed by Margaret Turnbull Simon ASID.
Designed for two graphic designers, this house bridges between two stands of redwood trees, with the northern window wall facing out to the expansive view. Decks located at either end of the house open onto paths that lead to the pool on one side and the studio/garage on the other. The southern elevation screens the interior from the driveway and road above, but allows southern light in through the clerestory windows. As you enter, a dormer rises up over the dining area to frame the view. The main house is modest in size, only 1,700 square feet, but feels spacious due to an open floor plan. The clients’ wonderful art objects are housed in the long southern wall bookcase. The exterior is clad in cedar siding with a metal roof and the interior features a Douglas fir ceiling and decking, sheetrock walls and Ipe flooring.
You can read more about the project and see more images here.
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