Project: Favre Ridge
Architects: Fuse Architecture
Location: Santa Cruz, California, United States
Photographs by: Courtesy of Fuse Architecture
Favre Ridge by Fuse Architecture
Fuse Architecture has designed a beautiful modern dwelling in Santa Cruz, California with the goal to frame the epic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Additionally, the design aims to bring as much natural light inside as possible per the clients’ request. In that aspect, it is similar to the 41 House project by the same studio.
This Los Gatos home was designed to capture the amazing views of the Santa Cruz Mountains as the home sits nestled into the hillside on a south-facing slope. The clients wanted to fill the house with natural light, where the existing house had low overhanging eaves on the south side, limiting the view and natural light.
The owners wanted to ensure they had a no maintenance exterior to their home so we chose Swiss Pearl, fiber cement panels utilizing a rain-screen system, which keeps the house cooler in the summer, and allows a breathable barrier between the siding and the waterproofing. This system requires no maintenance, no staining and no painting just wipe of the dust when necessary, which makes it an ideal choice for the harsh mountain weather.