Perched on a coastal bluff in Mendocino County


This three-bedroom house responds to the opportunities and challenges of its rugged site. The curved circulation spine is set into the earth to create a wind-protected open space facing the ocean and provide greater height to the shifting volumes alternating between water and mountain views. At the home’s southern end, a raised studio with decks offer a prominent perch, with views of the bluff and crashing surf below. Durable materials such as cementitous siding and stucco further anchor the dwelling within its site.