The architecture firm Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects designed this long narrow house with the concept of bringing nature home. Especially designed for two graphic designers, this house in Sebastopol, California, bridges between two stands of lush redwood trees, with the northern window wall that faces out to the expansive view.
The decks are open onto paths leading to the pool on one side and the studio/garage on the other located at either end of the house. A wood facade framing massive windows that invite the outdoors in bringing this natural design to its complete end.
Modern Wooden House
The southern elevation allows southern light in through the clerestory windows and screens the interior from the driveway and road above. As you enter this 1,700 square fee house, a dormer rises up over the dining area to frame the view. The forest home has an open concept plan which creates a sense of openness enhanced mostly by the vast windows and natural light. Interior is complemented by clients’ art objects which are housed in the long southern wall bookcase.
The home is topped by a metal roof, as the narrow wood frame is clad in rich cedar siding, with two Douglas fir decks at each end. This allows for outdoor entertaining areas amid the trees while the exterior is clad in cedar siding.
Living Room Interior Design
The Sebastopol Residence’s warm palette and the surrounding trees add to the peaceful overall impression. The house designed by TGH Architects and completed in 2008 is a great balance between contemporary and traditional, nature and technology. The future designer that will own the house will surely be satisfied with the result. It is made with an eye for details with clean, simple and inspiring structure. For more information about this great long and narrow house design you can visit TGH Architects.
The Home Office Interior
The Dining Room Furniture
The Bedroom with Exit to The Garden