California is one of the most beautiful places on this earth and when it is all about dwelling in such an awe-inspiring location, I am sure we cannot deny. Keeping this awe-inspiring feature in mind, this time I have brought to you a wonderful residential plan located in Norden, California. Just check out this architecture and come across how a variety of ideas can work for you in a location packed with snow.
Sugar Bowl Residence, California
Sugar bowl residence is a beautiful architecture located within an old village in Sugar bowl surrounded by a remarkable atmosphere. The milieu packed with white snow makes this house a perfect place for the family to dwell. The designing of the house has been done accordingly by the architect. For instance, a historical railroad avalanche shed works as a bent roof top so that the snow pack on the roof top can easily shed to the rear of the structure, without affecting the entrance and pedestrian traffic.
As you take a closer look, you will find that a box like structure perches on a concrete platform and lifts the wooden box structure above the snow pack. The entire design allows the snow to rise around it and meet the level of entrance. The first floor comprises children’s bedrooms, guest rooms, service spaces, boot room and cedar clad volume. The entire design has been planned in a way that residents can enjoy a beautiful view of pine trees covered with snow from every room. The upper level comprises master bedroom suites and a variety of living spaces, each enjoying spectacular mountain views.
The use of wood in the structures and bright light in exteriors and interiors give a very cozy feel. You will notice that most of the rooms bring into play white with wooden structures, as in the living area which also exhibits a contemporary fire place. Adjacent to the living is an open seating plan, which can be used for reading purposes. The open kitchen plan also includes a dining space for the family to have a wonderful time together. Transparency maintained between the interiors and exteriors keeps the room brightened
John Maniscalco Architecture
Sugar Bowl residence in Norden, California has been designed by John Maniscalco Architecture and designing this home was a big challenge. The house being located within an old village makes it a product of an impressive environment and bringing in that contemporary style was quite interesting for the homeowners. The idea of using a bent roof top and using a concrete plinth as a base make this dwelling quite stable and comfortable for the residents, especially in a place covered with snow round the year.
Architecture : John Maniscalco Architecture
Photos: Matthew Millman