California-based architectural firm Studio Schicketanz designed the Lobos Views residence, a modern house overlooking the sea located in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California.
“The selected site was steep and oriented east/west towards other development. In order to take advantage of the view to the north and the solar exposure to the south we terraced the site and created a base for a cantilevered living space which is now takes advantage of the spectacular view of the Bay and Point Lobos to the north. By recessing more than half of the created square footage into the hillside we also created flat, usable yard space. The remaining roofs are all planted to mitigate the visual impact of the structure for all who look down on it from above.” – Studio Schicketanz