Shands Studio Architects has accomplished quite a unique task – converting a shabby old hunting cabin in California into an amazingly gorgeous home in an attempt to connect the project to its rich landscape.
The architects reused much of the lumber and kept the 100-year-old rock walls that traverse the property intact.
All the hard work paid off with incredible results.
Shands notes the “The house creates an L shape as two perpendicular volumes step down the hill integrating with the existing trees and rock walls. The materials selected–board formed concrete walls, painted steel and stained western red cedar–were inspired by the natural setting and rugged nature of the site.”
But can we still hunt there? Of course! Nothing wrong with a little comfort before the kill…
Sliding glass doors create an optimum indoor-outdoor connection throughout the main level, opening up the key social areas to the mesmerizing hillside environment.
Sustainable features of the project include: passive heating and cooling systems, solar panels, window frames to shade the south glazing in the summer while allowing direct sunlight in the winter, salvaged and re-used framing lumber, salvaged rocks on site and high efficiency water heater supplies.
This place is the icing on a hunter’s cake