With a sloped lot and a hilly rear yard the house also presented a unique opportunity to add a steel catwalk that connects the newly added penthouse level directly with the rear yard. This turns the gorgeous backyard into a private and relaxing retreat even as the living area on the top floor offers unabated views of the city skyline and welcomes a healthy dose of natural ventilation indoors.
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.
A neutral color scheme and fashionable pendant lights ensure that the Y House still remains largely modern while it is the cool outdoor dining area pool deck and covered pavilion that usher in a more relaxing and authentic local flavor.
Designed by to meet the needs of his young family this beautiful residence also is a testimony to what Hufft Projects can accomplish when faced with a tough architectural conundrum.
The Vista is considerably different from many other tiny homes that we have come across in recent times. For starters you do not have to deal with a ladder and a loft-style bed unit every morning! The idea of placing the bed on the same level as the living space is great indeed and those who want additional space can still opt for which offers additional vertical space.
Dubbed the project utilizes a unique circulation court that ushers in ample natural light and ventilation even as the latest rooftop volumes adjust and adapt to its presence. It is the lower level of the house that contains the living area and kitchen connected with the rear yard along with the spacious dining room.
The stylish addition at ushers in lovely textural contrast and contemporary charm even as its dark exterior seems to complement the red brick façade and the black roof to perfection! At its heart this is a beautiful blend of styles and eras.