Valley of the Moon Retreat

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture
Firm LocationSan Francisco, United States
CompanyButler Armsden Architects
Lead ArchitectGlenda Flaim
Design TeamRick Apgar, Butler Armsden Architects, Designer Marcial Mora, Butler Armsden Architects, Designer Brad Suskind, Thompson Suskind LLP, General Contractor Yi Yang, Summit Engineering, Inc., Structural and Civil Engineer Joe Fletcher, Joe Fletcher Photography, Photographer
ClientAvailable upon request
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This modern weekend retreat reinterprets Mission-Era Spanish haciendas using a modern vocabulary. The design is rooted in the dynamic interplay between nature and the built environment, blurring the distinction between interior and exterior. A courtyard spills into the woods allowing the mind to experience the fusion of architecture and nature.