BIG BEAR LAKE, CA
Located on the mountain town of Big Bear Lake in California, the house was designed to interact with the local architectural language by reinterpreting the local vernacular with a more contemporary language.
The lot starts with a steep slope in the front and is almost flat on the top. The house was placed on the top of the site to create privacy and emphasize the simple but well defined form. A standing seam charcoal grey panel wall and roof folds and wraps the interior volume creating a shroud. The inner face of shroud is cladded in pine wood, and the interior volume is cladded in white horizontal planks hardie board.
The single pitch roof creates a dramatic double high volume space for the living room. The living room has a fifteen foot glass sliding door that connects the interior space with the outdoor deck. The deck has an outdoor kitchen, eating area, and a lounge area with fire pit. The deck is a place for entertaining, dining and relaxing. The lower level also contains two bedroom, one bathroom, and an open plan kitchen. The upper level contains the Master bedroom and bathroom, and an Art Studio with exterior balcony.