Rockledge By Horst Architects & Aria Design:
“Perched atop the vertical face of a rocky, coastal promontory, this residence responds directly to the owner’s brief for a relaxed family beach house where they could engage family and friends while also enjoying the views and natural surroundings of the site. The mild coastal climate also allowed interior and exterior space seamless integration.
The design solution comprises a primary residence and a detached guest house organized around connected courtyards. Native, drought-tolerant vegetation forms the connective tissue of the various exterior spaces. Sliding, concealed pocket doors, and the continuity of inside and out materials help dissolve the boundary between interior and outer space. Materiality and formal choices were informed by a desire to root the structure into the site. Indoor and outdoor living is orchestrated by balancing views with privacy and communal space with intimacy.
Rockledge is a place of meditation where one can contemplate the ocean and sky.”
Photos by: John Ellis & Toby Ponnay
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