Carmel Valley II  / Embodying the owner’s love for modern ranch house architecture, this innovative home, designed with Feldman Architecture, sits lightly on its site and connects outwards to the Santa Lucia Preserve’s landscape. The structure was situated at the lowest point between surrounding hills so that it would be as visually inconspicuous as possible. Rammed earth walls, built using earth excavated from the site, define edges of the patio and drive. Within the outdoor living spaces surrounding the buildings, native plants are combined with succulents and ornamentals to contrast with the open grassland and provide a rich setting for entertaining, while garden areas to the south are stepped and allowed to erode on the edges, blending into the hillside. Sitting prominently adjacent to the home, three tanks capture rainwater irrigation and indicate water available for the landscape throughout the year. This was the first custom home in the Central Valley to receive LEED® Platinum certification.
       
     
  Client:  Private client   Location:  Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel Valley, CA  Dates:  2006-2010  Size:  parcel = 33.1 acres, homeland = 2.8 acres  Architect:   Feldman Architecture   Contractor:   Groza Construction   Water Consultant:   Earthcraft Landscape Design   Recognition:  LEED® Platinum, U.S. Green Building Council Grand Award for Custom Homes less than 3,500 s.f., Builder Magazine, Citation Award for Energy + Sustainability, AIA San Francisco     Photo: Joe Fletcher
       
     
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  Carmel Valley II  / Embodying the owner’s love for modern ranch house architecture, this innovative home, designed with Feldman Architecture, sits lightly on its site and connects outwards to the Santa Lucia Preserve’s landscape. The structure was situated at the lowest point between surrounding hills so that it would be as visually inconspicuous as possible. Rammed earth walls, built using earth excavated from the site, define edges of the patio and drive. Within the outdoor living spaces surrounding the buildings, native plants are combined with succulents and ornamentals to contrast with the open grassland and provide a rich setting for entertaining, while garden areas to the south are stepped and allowed to erode on the edges, blending into the hillside. Sitting prominently adjacent to the home, three tanks capture rainwater irrigation and indicate water available for the landscape throughout the year. This was the first custom home in the Central Valley to receive LEED® Platinum certification.
       
     

Carmel Valley II / Embodying the owner’s love for modern ranch house architecture, this innovative home, designed with Feldman Architecture, sits lightly on its site and connects outwards to the Santa Lucia Preserve’s landscape. The structure was situated at the lowest point between surrounding hills so that it would be as visually inconspicuous as possible. Rammed earth walls, built using earth excavated from the site, define edges of the patio and drive. Within the outdoor living spaces surrounding the buildings, native plants are combined with succulents and ornamentals to contrast with the open grassland and provide a rich setting for entertaining, while garden areas to the south are stepped and allowed to erode on the edges, blending into the hillside. Sitting prominently adjacent to the home, three tanks capture rainwater irrigation and indicate water available for the landscape throughout the year. This was the first custom home in the Central Valley to receive LEED® Platinum certification.

  Client:  Private client   Location:  Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel Valley, CA  Dates:  2006-2010  Size:  parcel = 33.1 acres, homeland = 2.8 acres  Architect:   Feldman Architecture   Contractor:   Groza Construction   Water Consultant:   Earthcraft Landscape Design   Recognition:  LEED® Platinum, U.S. Green Building Council Grand Award for Custom Homes less than 3,500 s.f., Builder Magazine, Citation Award for Energy + Sustainability, AIA San Francisco     Photo: Joe Fletcher
       
     

Client: Private client 
Location: 
Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel Valley, CA
Dates: 2006-2010
Size: parcel = 33.1 acres, homeland = 2.8 acres
Architect: Feldman Architecture
Contractor: Groza Construction
Water Consultant: Earthcraft Landscape Design
Recognition: LEED® Platinum, U.S. Green Building Council
Grand Award for Custom Homes less than 3,500 s.f., Builder Magazine, Citation Award for Energy + Sustainability, AIA San Francisco

Photo: Joe Fletcher

 Photo: Joe Fletcher
       
     

Photo: Joe Fletcher

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