Project: Turner Residence
Architects: Jensen Architects
Location: Larkspur, California, USA
Photographs by: Mariko Reed
Turner Residence by Jensen Architects in Larkspur, USA
Jensen Architects have designed the Turner Residence in Larkspur, California in the United States.
The entire structure is built into a hill where the main building that contains the private areas of the house is tucked into the earth, threaded through the existing oak trees. The lower two levels are cut partially into the slope, forming a grounded plinth with an open plan living and dining pavilion that completely opens up for access to the outdoor decks, pool as well as the breathtaking views of Mount Tamalpais and the bay.
From the architects: “A plinth and a pavilion. Nestled into the hillside, the long, solid plinth contains the private rooms of the house. Atop this plinth sits a transparent living and dining pavilion that opens up completely for access to the outdoor decks, pool patio and expansive views to Mount Tamalpais and the bay. An elegant structural solution allows the views to be uninterrupted by perimeter sheer walls. The majority of the site is left undeveloped with its forest of native oaks intact.”