Wilder Butterfly

The program called for maximizing the volume within the strict and complicated rules of the City of Carmel. Horizontal pop-outs and a vertical clerestory lantern over the kitchen capture light and add a little space here and there. The skylight is electronic and when switched off-becomes opaque so no light impacts the nightscape.

The design employs Monterey Cypress from fallen trees in Golden Gate Park to provide a golden honey hued horizontal siding, in harmony with the modern wooden home next door. The cypress clad stainless steel garage doors are fabricated by a company that makes doors for fire stations and they accordion-open in just a few seconds.

Total Floor Area: 1,989 SF


Principal Architect: Robert Carver, AIA, LEED AP
Job Captain: Warren Littell
Permits: Robert Carver
Lighting Design: Light Ideas – Roger Rector
Landscape Design: Fred Ballerini/Robert Carver
Interior Design: Details by Others
Mechanical Engineering: Monterey Energy Group
General Contractor: Hunt Brothers Construction
Photography: Douglas Steakley, Ron Bird

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