Feldman Architecture have designed two small cabins as accessory buildings for an existing home in Mill Valley, California.
Description from Feldman Architecture:
The clients for the Mill Valley Cabins wished to add some accessory structures to their existing hillside home. Programmatically, the clients sought to provide space for an artist studio and a yoga space which would also serve as a private guest cabin. The program was divided into two small cabins which could be placed lightly between existing trees with minimal re-grading. Additionally, the orientation of the two cabins captures different views. The roof of the lower building was planted with a garden since the upper building would look down on it and the client and design team wanted the building to blend into the hillside. The green roof also provides additional landscape for the client’s love of gardening.
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Take a good look at this next residence. Try to imagine how it feels like to walk around in its vast rooms and see every detail that San Francisco-based SB Architects perfected when designing the place. The contemporary Hillside House – a simple name that expresses both the natural surroundings and natural materials used for construction – is certified as the first LEED for Homes Platinum custom home in Marin County. Using sustainable Western Red Cedar siding, the architects covered the four story home in a successful attempt to design a perfect exterior. Located on a hillside overlooking the San Francisco Bay, the residence takes full advantage of the steep area: balconies and terraces offer beautiful panoramas of the city and large windows further connect the inside space to the surrounding nature. “Every inch of this LEED Platinum custom home has been designed to maximize its sustainability, in direct response to the site, trees and views. Consequently, this home lives far larger than its actual footprint, but with an impact that is far less.”
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