HIDDEN POTENTIAL IN DIFFICULT SITES
Narrow Access and Steep Slope
Often what seem to be difficulties actually offer opportunities for interesting access, better views and creative building options.
To the experienced designer there are many ways to take advantage of natural site features to create a home that exceeds the client's dreams.
The challenge of this project was how to access the site from a very long narrow entry and where to build on it with just a rocky bluff and a 300 foot drop off to the ocean below.
Use the long narrow entry to create an interesting driveway that allows for landscaping to shield the home and create a very private residence.
With some simple blasting we can use some of the rock to level a site area oriented to the view and then step the house down the cliff taking advantage of the natural rock.
The resulting project provides a landscaped private entry, spectacular views from every room in the house, large covered decks, patio areas and a private garden.
This simple solution takes the site from difficult to distinctive.
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Walter Powell Architect AIBC