DUNE HOUSE

This new house located on the lagoon within the community of Seadrift in Stinson Beach is for owners with two teenage children. As a 2100 square-foot weekend house, it is meant as a family gathering place for casual dwelling, recreating, entertaining, and connecting with nature. From the street, the breezeway is intended to establish a sense of entry and as a departure point from the weekly pressures of deadlines and toil…to the sacred from the mundane. The shape of the house and location of spaces are designed for maximized indoor-outdoor connections in two directions.  

To the north the rooms are aimed towards the water and the mountain beyond. The upper deck seamlessly connects to the inside and terraces down to the lagoon deck, which creates two places to enjoy.The lower deck and floating dock are mainly to serve the launching of boats and boards, but also has a firepit and jacuzzi to further enjoy being near the water. To the south of the main living area is a three-sided courtyard that was planned as an outdoor room with views to the west and back through the house. These connections to the outdoors are established with expanses of sliding glass doors that open wide. This also results in the house being very see-through and filled with exquisite Northern California natural light. Long skylights along the living room and kitchen walls bring in additional light, which balances the sources with both horizontal and vertical. Ceiling heights are modulated based on the hierarchy of rooms, hence highest for maximum spaciousness at the waterside living areas and master bedroom.

The kitchen, dining, and living room are open and connected as a ‘free plan’, while the bedrooms and family room are zoned to one side and distinctly connected with their own hallway.Aside from the master bedroom, there is a guest bedroom, and a bunk room for the kids, which can sleep seven. At the end of the hall is a sofa-centric family room for watching TV, playing games, and overflow sleepovers. This room is oriented to the south and north and so intentionally has light and views in two directions.

The exterior of the house is horizontal wood siding painted white, which is a reference to beach houses that have traditionally been white. This also fully renders the form of the house in the natural light.  The white walls are contrasted with dark-framed windows for a distinctly modern appearance. The multi-leveled flat roof also establishes this sense of casual modernism with calm clean lines, and simple sculpted forms. Key materials are concrete floors with radiant heat, painted sheetrock walls, and wood ceilings. The kitchen is by‘Henry Built’ and custom designed for the house. The living room seating is custom designed to fit the space, make the most of the views, and draw family together.

LOCATION: Stinson Beach, CA

SIZE: 2,100 sq ft

COMPLETED: January 2020

ARCHITECTURE

Design principal: Cass Calder Smith

Project Architect: Bjorn Steudte

 

Contractor: Allen Construction, Jim Allen

 

Kitchen: Henrybuilt

Photography: Paul Dyer

LOCATION: Stinson Beach, CA

SIZE: 2,100 sq ft

COMPLETED: January 2020

ARCHITECTURE

Design principal: Cass Calder Smith

Project Architect: Bjorn Steudte

 

Contractor: Allen Construction, Jim Allen

 

Kitchen: Henrybuilt

Photography: Paul Dyer

DUNE HOUSE

This new house located on the lagoon within the community of Seadrift in Stinson Beach is for owners with two teenage children. As a 2100 square-foot weekend house, it is meant as a family gathering place for casual dwelling, recreating, entertaining, and connecting with nature. From the street, the breezeway is intended to establish a sense of entry and as a departure point from the weekly pressures of deadlines and toil…to the sacred from the mundane. The shape of the house and location of spaces are designed for maximized indoor-outdoor connections in two directions.  

To the north the rooms are aimed towards the water and the mountain beyond. The upper deck seamlessly connects to the inside and terraces down to the lagoon deck, which creates two places to enjoy.The lower deck and floating dock are mainly to serve the launching of boats and boards, but also has a firepit and jacuzzi to further enjoy being near the water. To the south of the main living area is a three-sided courtyard that was planned as an outdoor room with views to the west and back through the house. These connections to the outdoors are established with expanses of sliding glass doors that open wide. This also results in the house being very see-through and filled with exquisite Northern California natural light. Long skylights along the living room and kitchen walls bring in additional light, which balances the sources with both horizontal and vertical. Ceiling heights are modulated based on the hierarchy of rooms, hence highest for maximum spaciousness at the waterside living areas and master bedroom.

The kitchen, dining, and living room are open and connected as a ‘free plan’, while the bedrooms and family room are zoned to one side and distinctly connected with their own hallway.Aside from the master bedroom, there is a guest bedroom, and a bunk room for the kids, which can sleep seven. At the end of the hall is a sofa-centric family room for watching TV, playing games, and overflow sleepovers. This room is oriented to the south and north and so intentionally has light and views in two directions.

The exterior of the house is horizontal wood siding painted white, which is a reference to beach houses that have traditionally been white. This also fully renders the form of the house in the natural light.  The white walls are contrasted with dark-framed windows for a distinctly modern appearance. The multi-leveled flat roof also establishes this sense of casual modernism with calm clean lines, and simple sculpted forms. Key materials are concrete floors with radiant heat, painted sheetrock walls, and wood ceilings. The kitchen is by‘Henry Built’ and custom designed for the house. The living room seating is custom designed to fit the space, make the most of the views, and draw family together.

DUNE HOUSE

This new house located on the lagoon within the community of Seadrift in Stinson Beach is for owners with two teenage children. As a 2100 square-foot weekend house, it is meant as a family gathering place for casual dwelling, recreating, entertaining, and connecting with nature. From the street, the breezeway is intended to establish a sense of entry and as a departure point from the weekly pressures of deadlines and toil…to the sacred from the mundane. The shape of the house and location of spaces are designed for maximized indoor-outdoor connections in two directions.  

To the north the rooms are aimed towards the water and the mountain beyond. The upper deck seamlessly connects to the inside and terraces down to the lagoon deck, which creates two places to enjoy.The lower deck and floating dock are mainly to serve the launching of boats and boards, but also has a firepit and jacuzzi to further enjoy being near the water. To the south of the main living area is a three-sided courtyard that was planned as an outdoor room with views to the west and back through the house. These connections to the outdoors are established with expanses of sliding glass doors that open wide. This also results in the house being very see-through and filled with exquisite Northern California natural light. Long skylights along the living room and kitchen walls bring in additional light, which balances the sources with both horizontal and vertical. Ceiling heights are modulated based on the hierarchy of rooms, hence highest for maximum spaciousness at the waterside living areas and master bedroom.

The kitchen, dining, and living room are open and connected as a ‘free plan’, while the bedrooms and family room are zoned to one side and distinctly connected with their own hallway.Aside from the master bedroom, there is a guest bedroom, and a bunk room for the kids, which can sleep seven. At the end of the hall is a sofa-centric family room for watching TV, playing games, and overflow sleepovers. This room is oriented to the south and north and so intentionally has light and views in two directions.

The exterior of the house is horizontal wood siding painted white, which is a reference to beach houses that have traditionally been white. This also fully renders the form of the house in the natural light.  The white walls are contrasted with dark-framed windows for a distinctly modern appearance. The multi-leveled flat roof also establishes this sense of casual modernism with calm clean lines, and simple sculpted forms. Key materials are concrete floors with radiant heat, painted sheetrock walls, and wood ceilings. The kitchen is by‘Henry Built’ and custom designed for the house. The living room seating is custom designed to fit the space, make the most of the views, and draw family together.

LOCATION: Stinson Beach, CA

SIZE: 2,100 sq ft

COMPLETED: January 2020

ARCHITECTURE

Design principal: Cass Calder Smith

Project Architect: Bjorn Steudte

 

Contractor: Allen Construction, Jim Allen

 

Kitchen: Henrybuilt

Photography: Paul Dyer

Dune House

DUNE HOUSE

This new house located on the lagoon within the community of Seadrift in Stinson Beach is for owners with two teenage children. As a 2100 square-foot weekend house, it is meant as a family gathering place for casual dwelling, recreating, entertaining, and connecting with nature. From the street, the breezeway is intended to establish a sense of entry and as a departure point from the weekly pressures of deadlines and toil…to the sacred from the mundane. The shape of the house and location of spaces are designed for maximized indoor-outdoor connections in two directions.  

To the north the rooms are aimed towards the water and the mountain beyond. The upper deck seamlessly connects to the inside and terraces down to the lagoon deck, which creates two places to enjoy.The lower deck and floating dock are mainly to serve the launching of boats and boards, but also has a firepit and jacuzzi to further enjoy being near the water. To the south of the main living area is a three-sided courtyard that was planned as an outdoor room with views to the west and back through the house. These connections to the outdoors are established with expanses of sliding glass doors that open wide. This also results in the house being very see-through and filled with exquisite Northern California natural light. Long skylights along the living room and kitchen walls bring in additional light, which balances the sources with both horizontal and vertical. Ceiling heights are modulated based on the hierarchy of rooms, hence highest for maximum spaciousness at the waterside living areas and master bedroom.

The kitchen, dining, and living room are open and connected as a ‘free plan’, while the bedrooms and family room are zoned to one side and distinctly connected with their own hallway.Aside from the master bedroom, there is a guest bedroom, and a bunk room for the kids, which can sleep seven. At the end of the hall is a sofa-centric family room for watching TV, playing games, and overflow sleepovers. This room is oriented to the south and north and so intentionally has light and views in two directions.

The exterior of the house is horizontal wood siding painted white, which is a reference to beach houses that have traditionally been white. This also fully renders the form of the house in the natural light.  The white walls are contrasted with dark-framed windows for a distinctly modern appearance. The multi-leveled flat roof also establishes this sense of casual modernism with calm clean lines, and simple sculpted forms. Key materials are concrete floors with radiant heat, painted sheetrock walls, and wood ceilings. The kitchen is by‘Henry Built’ and custom designed for the house. The living room seating is custom designed to fit the space, make the most of the views, and draw family together.

LOCATION: Stinson Beach, CA

SIZE: 2,100 sq ft

COMPLETED: January 2020

ARCHITECTURE

Design principal: Cass Calder Smith

Project Architect: Bjorn Steudte

 

Contractor: Allen Construction, Jim Allen

 

Kitchen: Henrybuilt

Photography: Paul Dyer

DUNE HOUSE

This new house located on the lagoon within the community of Seadrift in Stinson Beach is for owners with two teenage children. As a 2100 square-foot weekend house, it is meant as a family gathering place for casual dwelling, recreating, entertaining, and connecting with nature. From the street, the breezeway is intended to establish a sense of entry and as a departure point from the weekly pressures of deadlines and toil…to the sacred from the mundane. The shape of the house and location of spaces are designed for maximized indoor-outdoor connections in two directions.  

To the north the rooms are aimed towards the water and the mountain beyond. The upper deck seamlessly connects to the inside and terraces down to the lagoon deck, which creates two places to enjoy.The lower deck and floating dock are mainly to serve the launching of boats and boards, but also has a firepit and jacuzzi to further enjoy being near the water. To the south of the main living area is a three-sided courtyard that was planned as an outdoor room with views to the west and back through the house. These connections to the outdoors are established with expanses of sliding glass doors that open wide. This also results in the house being very see-through and filled with exquisite Northern California natural light. Long skylights along the living room and kitchen walls bring in additional light, which balances the sources with both horizontal and vertical. Ceiling heights are modulated based on the hierarchy of rooms, hence highest for maximum spaciousness at the waterside living areas and master bedroom.

The kitchen, dining, and living room are open and connected as a ‘free plan’, while the bedrooms and family room are zoned to one side and distinctly connected with their own hallway.Aside from the master bedroom, there is a guest bedroom, and a bunk room for the kids, which can sleep seven. At the end of the hall is a sofa-centric family room for watching TV, playing games, and overflow sleepovers. This room is oriented to the south and north and so intentionally has light and views in two directions.

The exterior of the house is horizontal wood siding painted white, which is a reference to beach houses that have traditionally been white. This also fully renders the form of the house in the natural light.  The white walls are contrasted with dark-framed windows for a distinctly modern appearance. The multi-leveled flat roof also establishes this sense of casual modernism with calm clean lines, and simple sculpted forms. Key materials are concrete floors with radiant heat, painted sheetrock walls, and wood ceilings. The kitchen is by‘Henry Built’ and custom designed for the house. The living room seating is custom designed to fit the space, make the most of the views, and draw family together.

LOCATION: Stinson Beach, CA

SIZE: 2,100 sq ft

COMPLETED: January 2020

ARCHITECTURE

Design principal: Cass Calder Smith

Project Architect: Bjorn Steudte

 

Contractor: Allen Construction, Jim Allen

 

Kitchen: Henrybuilt

Photography: Paul Dyer

DUNE HOUSE

This new house located on the lagoon within the community of Seadrift in Stinson Beach is for owners with two teenage children. As a 2100 square-foot weekend house, it is meant as a family gathering place for casual dwelling, recreating, entertaining, and connecting with nature. From the street, the breezeway is intended to establish a sense of entry and as a departure point from the weekly pressures of deadlines and toil…to the sacred from the mundane. The shape of the house and location of spaces are designed for maximized indoor-outdoor connections in two directions.  

To the north the rooms are aimed towards the water and the mountain beyond. The upper deck seamlessly connects to the inside and terraces down to the lagoon deck, which creates two places to enjoy.The lower deck and floating dock are mainly to serve the launching of boats and boards, but also has a firepit and jacuzzi to further enjoy being near the water. To the south of the main living area is a three-sided courtyard that was planned as an outdoor room with views to the west and back through the house. These connections to the outdoors are established with expanses of sliding glass doors that open wide. This also results in the house being very see-through and filled with exquisite Northern California natural light. Long skylights along the living room and kitchen walls bring in additional light, which balances the sources with both horizontal and vertical. Ceiling heights are modulated based on the hierarchy of rooms, hence highest for maximum spaciousness at the waterside living areas and master bedroom.

The kitchen, dining, and living room are open and connected as a ‘free plan’, while the bedrooms and family room are zoned to one side and distinctly connected with their own hallway.Aside from the master bedroom, there is a guest bedroom, and a bunk room for the kids, which can sleep seven. At the end of the hall is a sofa-centric family room for watching TV, playing games, and overflow sleepovers. This room is oriented to the south and north and so intentionally has light and views in two directions.

The exterior of the house is horizontal wood siding painted white, which is a reference to beach houses that have traditionally been white. This also fully renders the form of the house in the natural light.  The white walls are contrasted with dark-framed windows for a distinctly modern appearance. The multi-leveled flat roof also establishes this sense of casual modernism with calm clean lines, and simple sculpted forms. Key materials are concrete floors with radiant heat, painted sheetrock walls, and wood ceilings. The kitchen is by‘Henry Built’ and custom designed for the house. The living room seating is custom designed to fit the space, make the most of the views, and draw family together.

LOCATION: Stinson Beach, CA

SIZE: 2,100 sq ft

COMPLETED: January 2020

ARCHITECTURE

Design principal: Cass Calder Smith

Project Architect: Bjorn Steudte

 

Contractor: Allen Construction, Jim Allen

 

Kitchen: Henrybuilt

Photography: Paul Dyer

DUNE HOUSE

This new house located on the lagoon within the community of Seadrift in Stinson Beach is for owners with two teenage children. As a 2100 square-foot weekend house, it is meant as a family gathering place for casual dwelling, recreating, entertaining, and connecting with nature. From the street, the breezeway is intended to establish a sense of entry and as a departure point from the weekly pressures of deadlines and toil…to the sacred from the mundane. The shape of the house and location of spaces are designed for maximized indoor-outdoor connections in two directions.  

To the north the rooms are aimed towards the water and the mountain beyond. The upper deck seamlessly connects to the inside and terraces down to the lagoon deck, which creates two places to enjoy.The lower deck and floating dock are mainly to serve the launching of boats and boards, but also has a firepit and jacuzzi to further enjoy being near the water. To the south of the main living area is a three-sided courtyard that was planned as an outdoor room with views to the west and back through the house. These connections to the outdoors are established with expanses of sliding glass doors that open wide. This also results in the house being very see-through and filled with exquisite Northern California natural light. Long skylights along the living room and kitchen walls bring in additional light, which balances the sources with both horizontal and vertical. Ceiling heights are modulated based on the hierarchy of rooms, hence highest for maximum spaciousness at the waterside living areas and master bedroom.

The kitchen, dining, and living room are open and connected as a ‘free plan’, while the bedrooms and family room are zoned to one side and distinctly connected with their own hallway.Aside from the master bedroom, there is a guest bedroom, and a bunk room for the kids, which can sleep seven. At the end of the hall is a sofa-centric family room for watching TV, playing games, and overflow sleepovers. This room is oriented to the south and north and so intentionally has light and views in two directions.

The exterior of the house is horizontal wood siding painted white, which is a reference to beach houses that have traditionally been white. This also fully renders the form of the house in the natural light.  The white walls are contrasted with dark-framed windows for a distinctly modern appearance. The multi-leveled flat roof also establishes this sense of casual modernism with calm clean lines, and simple sculpted forms. Key materials are concrete floors with radiant heat, painted sheetrock walls, and wood ceilings. The kitchen is by‘Henry Built’ and custom designed for the house. The living room seating is custom designed to fit the space, make the most of the views, and draw family together.

LOCATION: Stinson Beach, CA

SIZE: 2,100 sq ft

COMPLETED: January 2020

ARCHITECTURE

Design principal: Cass Calder Smith

Project Architect: Bjorn Steudte

 

Contractor: Allen Construction, Jim Allen

 

Kitchen: Henrybuilt

Photography: Paul Dyer

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