This Renovated 90s Home Includes A New Exterior Made Of Alaskan Yellow Cedar Siding
Architecture firm Blue Truck Studio, together with interior design firm Mary Valaika Design, has sent us photos of a home they renovated in California, that showcases vertical wood siding.
The original 90s house had wild geometry, such as octagon-shaped rooms and triangular spaces, however, the client wanted a home of simple forms and rustic textures, like the ones in the Northern California community of Sea Ranch.
For the exterior, the studio reconfigured windows as well as the siding, which wraps around the house to simplify its form and provide privacy.
The custom-milled siding is Alaskan yellow cedar and was chosen specifically for how it will weather over time, graying out to create a rustic patina reminiscent of the Sea Ranch aesthetic.
The front door is seamlessly integrated into the exterior of the home, with a protruding section of the home providing shelter for the door.
At night the exterior lighting and light from the window add a warm glow to the home.
The wood-covered front door pivots open to reveal the entryway which has white walls, artwork, and a console table.
The living room has two large slider doors that invite ample light inside while connecting to outdoor spaces.
On one side of the living room is a patio with an outdoor lounge, while the other is dedicated to outdoor dining.
In the dining room, there’s a built-in shelving niche and below it, there’s bench seating.
The kitchen, with its white and wood cabinetry, and white island, has a sliding glass door that connects with the outdoor space.
Stairs connect the main social level of the home with the more private areas, like the bedrooms and bathrooms.
In the primary bathroom, the freestanding bathtub is positioned in front of the large window, while a secondary window by the vanity has wood slats providing privacy even when the window is open.
The home also has a driveway turned soccer pitch and a slatted outdoor shower for hosing off after a trip to the beach, both of which reflect the family’s love of recreation and the outdoors.
Here’s a look at the floor plans, elevations, and sections.
Photography by Gregg Segal | Architect: Blue Truck Studio | Interior Design: Mary Valaika Design | General Contractor: Rough Workshop | Engineering: Palos Verdes Engineering