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Aug 16 2010

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Coastal living

I love spending time in Big Sur and am quite thankful to have few projects there. While only a few hours from San Francisco, it feels decades and lifetimes away. The mixture of the steep bluffs, the big sky, and epic ocean view seems to put everything into perspective. We have been very fortunate to be doing ongoing work in Big Sur and love every time we visit. During one visit I was fortunate to be able to stay with friends in this amazing home designed by Mickey Muening (and interiors by Steven Miller).

The challenge with the site is to maintain the extraordinary views, but protect the home from the elements which can be intense with winds. The approach was to embed the home into the landscape, a genius move for many reasons. The result is an open, yet cozy and protected feeling. It is modern, but warm. The materials are simple and elegant, yet organic. It feels connected to the site, at one with the landscape. Beautiful coastal living.


Michelle Kaufmann

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