This house is for a lifelong equestrian on a ten acre property on the outskirts of Templeton. The property is surrounded by huge oaks, rolling hills, wineries, grasslands...it's beautiful, and it's only a half hour from the ocean. The design draws equally upon agricultural buildings in the area, and the suburban ranch house the client grew up in and still loves. (Practically every neighbor is building a six bedroom McMansion.) The uphill portion is clad in standing seam metal roofing, resembling a grain silo turned on its side, and the downhill portion is more woodsy and informal. The house is turned 15 degrees to the steeply sloping site to guide rainfall into a little dry creek underneath the main entry. A small guest suite is perpendicular to the slope of the site. Despite the affordable design, funds were insufficient for construction and the project remains unbuilt.
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