Off Grid Guesthouse

Firm LocationSanta Barbara, United States
Project locationCentral Coast, CA
CompanyAnacapa Architecture
Lead ArchitectDan Weber, AIA, LEED AP
Design TeamInterior Design: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, Architectural Designer: Willson Design, Structural Engineer: Ashley & Vance Engineering, Civil Engineer: Braun & Associates, Landscape Designer: Danielle Gaston, Contractor: Curtis Homes

At the heart of the objectives for this project was preservation and protection of the natural environment. Located on one of the last remaining undeveloped coastal areas in California, this modern guest house resides on a wildlife preserve; exemplifying a successful balance of residential development and ecological preservation. Nestled into a steep hillside, the residence was designed with low visual and environmental impact on the surrounding landscape. Disguised by a low profile and green roof, the home itself invites sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding rolling hills.