We often feature stunning vacation homes and family retreats nestled on the ocean’s edge or overlooking snowcapped mountains which leave many of our readers longing for a similar retreat.
But the in takes a completely different approach as it acquires a striking and dramatic front-façade clad in a matte black material that is usually employed in making skateboarding ramps!
Its proximity to the ocean ensures that the Azuris seems almost like an extension of the vast sea of blue and being surrounded by the riches of the reef turn this into an even more select escape!
Having started as a simple refurbishment of the lower level living area the project became a full-fledged overhaul when the architects realized that the fundamental structure of the house was unsound. The new living area contains the kitchen sitting zone and dining area on the lower level of the residence that opens up towards the rear patio.
With a 21.8-kw photovoltaic system that taps into solar energy a smart rainwater and greywater unit and the usage of locally sourced materials to shape this energy-efficient home give it its impeccable green credentials. Stylish sustainable and efficient this eco-friendly Santa Cruz home aims to inspire others to take a similar approach to home design.