Most of us aren’t lucky enough to own a vacation home. Which is probably why appreciating images of gorgeous spots meant for relaxing can be appealing.
Located in California on Big Sur, this dramatic home is affixed in the cliffs along the rugged coastline. Implanted in the landscape, there is a distinctive view of the Pacific Ocean in this yard.
The frame of the home was positioned to naturally lay with the site, so it offers curves and shapes instead of a boxed-in form.
The load bearing portion of the home was positioned 12 feet back from the bluff for structural reasons, but also to lessen the disturbance of the ecosystem on the cliff.
Competing with the outdoors is no small feat, but the interior can hold up to the challenge.
Made to feel like a sanctuary from the outdoor elements, the main portion of the home stretches and is linked by a glass enclosed library and office area.
An entire wing is dedicated to the bedroom space. Made from concrete, this portion also includes a green roof system.
The home has 2 distinct facades. On one side, the glass walls and clear terrace lets in the beautifully dominant views.
The south facing façade is made from copper and stretches across the entire roof, extending over the windows and a side entrance to provide protection from glaring sun and heavy winds.
There are many benefits of using copper in construction. It is highly recyclable and is largely salvaged for reuse in building materials. Copper is also lightweight but extremely durable, likely lasting the lifetime of the home.
Additionally, it can withstand harsh weather and it has a naturally high thermal efficiency factor, making it an energy efficient choice.
Another aesthetic advantage is that over time the copper will take on different hues and tones, but will not corrode.
With sustainable features, striking details and an in-your-face connection to nature, the Fall House is a vacation home to be admired.
Images of Fall House are via Fougeron Architecture.
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