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Hillside Residence, California

San Francisco-based design studio Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects have designed the Hillside Residence project. The contemporary home is located in Kentfield, California.

According to the architects: “The contemporary Californian house is sited to engage the undulating hillside and capture the spectacular views of Mount Tamalpais and the San Francisco Bay. A curved retaining wall follows the contours of the hillside and anchors the house to the steep site. The contemporary Californian property is tucked under the living roof, which visually merges the house with the land. Growing out of the hillside, the roof is carved away to form a protected courtyard for the pool. Three volumes housing the living room, kitchen-dining area, and master bedroom rise up above the living roof with shed roofs angled to capture the sun for photovoltaic and solar hot water panels. The house incorporates passive and active heating and cooling systems, battery storage, and a cistern for water runoff management.”

Images courtesy of David Wakely.

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August 7, 2012 | Property | View comments

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