Off-Grid Guest House in California

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Off-Grid Guest House in California

New Rural Californian Real Estate in USA – design by Anacapa and Willson Design

Oct 7, 2018

Off-Grid Guest House in California

Location: California, United States of America

Design: Anacapa and Willson Design

Off-Grid Guest House

Located on one of the last remaining undeveloped coastal areas in California, this modern guest house resides on a wildlife preserve; exemplifying a successful balance of residential development and ecological preservation.

Off-Grid Guest House in California

Nestled into a steep hillside, the residence was designed with low visual and environmental impact on the surrounding landscape. Disguised by a low profile and green roof, the home itself invites sweeping (nearly 360 degree) views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding rolling hills, through a generous amount of sliding glass and expansive decks, which cantilever over the foundation’s steep rock face.

Off-Grid Guest House in California

A high level of sensitivity to environmental impacts was exercised throughout all phases of design and construction. Architect Dan Weber of Anacapa and designer Steve Willson of Willson Design, employed green building practices, resulting in sustainable systems and material selection.

Off-Grid Guest House in California

Off-Grid Guest House in California

The guest house, as well as the owner’s nearby main residence, are completely off-grid out of necessity, there is no electricity available in this remote area. The home is 100% powered by a photovoltaic energy system. LED lighting and low-usage appliances were selected to reduce energy demands and usage. The home has a private well and water treatment system; wastewater is directed to a septic tank and dry well. A combination of radiant floor heating, cross ventilation from the abundance of operable sliding glass, and an insulating green roof are used to regulate interior temperatures. A green roof helps the home blend into its landscape, while conserving water.

Off-Grid Guest House in California

Off-Grid Guest House in California

The house is elemental, made of materials that integrate seamlessly with the landscape and that will weather and patina naturally over time. A simple material palette of steel, concrete and glass were selected, while rich walnut accents and custom fixtures and furnishings by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design add warmth and character to the space.

Off-Grid Guest House in California

Off-Grid Guest House in California

The design includes a detached garage, which is also discretely built into the hillside.

Off-Grid Guest House in California

The owners take solace in this space as an invitation to appreciate the natural beauty of this profoundly unique location, gathering loved ones for meals, sunsets, and long leisurely weekends riding horses, surfing and sitting beneath the stars.

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Off-Grid Guest House, California – Building Information

Design: Dan Weber of Anacapa and Steve Willson of Willson Design

Interiors and furnishings: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Off-Grid Guest House in California

Photographer: Erin Feinblatt

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Location:Gorda, California, USA




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