Hutker Architects

Pleasant View

This home was designed to disappear into the landscape, allowing for maximum enjoyment of its waterfront location. Limitations imposed by the local coastal resource commission created interesting design parameters including the use of an existing foundation. Approached from a higher elevation, the main entrance is crowned by a row of transom windows allowing views through the central great room to the water beyond. This feature is continued in a clerestory encircling the entire space, bringing year-round light to the home’s kitchen, dining, and seating areas. The use of natural cedar and local stone enhance the sense of connection with surrounding landscape.