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Modern ranch house merges indoor-outdoor living in Santa Lucia Preserve

This spectacular modern ranch house was designed by San Francisco-based firm , nestled on softly rolling hills in the Santa Lucia Preserve, in Carmel, California. The design of the home was inspired by the homeowner’s love of modern ranch homes and desires to create a sustainably-conscious home on a beautiful site. The design of the home implements contemporary ranch details such as low and horizontal massing, an open plan design and a strong indoor/outdoor connection, and the kitchen is the core of the home with the main living areas designed around it.

Project Team: Contractor: Groza Construction / Landscape Design: Joni Janecki + Associates / Lighting Design: Revolver Design Engineer: Yu Strandberg Engineering / Rammed Earth Consultant: Rammed Earth Works / Energy Consultant: Monterey Energy Group / Water Consultant: Earthcraft Landscape Design / LEED for Homes Representative: Michael Heacock + Associates

The residence is connected to the site by way of excavated earth which has been repurposed for the construction of the walls. The rammed earth walls gently curve in response to the site’s contours and also act as a thermal mass, keeping temperatures regulated from morning to night. Other sustainable features used in the home include rainwater harvesting, photovoltaic panels for all the homes energy requirements and sunshades which expand and contract in response to the climatic patterns.

Interesting Fact: The Caterpillar House was the first LEED Platinum Custom Home on California’s Central Coast.

What We Love: This modern ranch house offers a spectacular indoor-outdoor connection, offering it’s inhabitants a wonderful environment of relaxation. An open plan layout creates harmony through the interior living spaces, while making the home more conducive for entertaining. The use of wood on the ceilings helps to add warmth to this modern home… Readers, please share with us what details you find intriguing in the design of this home in the Comments below!

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Above: The wood species of the tongue and groove ceiling is Douglas Fir.

Above: The flooring throughout the interiors is concrete.

Above: The kitchen cabinets are bleached white oak.

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Above: Expansive south-facing glass doors open the main living area to a large covered contemporary porch and to an outdoor patio with sunshades that expand and contract to allow for a flexible entertaining area that responds to the homeowner’s needs

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Above: Three tanks were constructed in close proximity to the home, which stores rainwater and provides all of the property’s irrigation needs.

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Photos: Joe Fletcher Photography

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