AIAMB 2007 Honor Award for Design Excellence
This award winning home is located in an area of Pacific Grove with very small lots and closely spaced houses overlooking Monterey Bay. Its location on the corner of an alley provided the opportunity for a diagonal view corridor towards the best views of the rocky coastline. This site feature became a major generating element of the form: glass walls step back and turn the corner while the roof forms, the deck and metal trellis reinforce the importance of the corner. An exposed steel moment frame enabled the use of large glass areas for dramatic views. Obscure glass was used on sidewalls to provide light while maintaining privacy. Living areas were located on the upper floor to achieve unobstructed views over the busy front street.