Architects Carver + Schicketanz designed again an amazing Coastlands residence located in Big Sur, California.
Founded by Robert Carver (principal architect/AIA/LEED-AP) and Mary Ann Gabriele Schicketanz (principal architect, AIA), Carver + Schicketanz is a full service architecture firm providing a wide range of architectural and interior design services to the greater Monterey Peninsula, including Big Sur, Carmel, Pebble Beach, and the San Francisco Bay area.
The residence sits on a mountain with a slope so materials are correlated to the proper sitting. Surrounded by the big greenery that California provides, the home is the perfect paradise estate.
Majestic oaks dominate this north to south sloping site at the edge of the continent, the vast expanse of the Pacific lying to the West.
A massive stone base connects the structure to the uphill slope, contrasting with the lighter steel and glass elements of the home.
A warm but neutral color palette was chosen to complement the natural building materials and juxtapose the brilliant blues of the ocean and sky and the vivid greens of the garden and hills beyond. The owner’s world class art collection and a few choice antiques such as the Ico Parisi dining table lend this new space substance and partner well with the carefully sourced new furnishings. Most of the carpets and many furnishings were specifically designed by the architects for this residence.
The large glass stacking sliders open to the patios beyond – providing great cross ventilation and a seamless connection to the outdoors.
It’s really awesome how it’s connected to the actual Big Sur landscape. This is really a good place to live.