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Process: The Ridgecrest House

Process: The Ridgecrest House

Thursday, December 04, 2014 | | Mark English Architects, Work/News

The process of design and construction, which results in a custom home, is unknown to many. Every beautiful home is the result of innumerable hours of communication through sketches, models, renderings and conversation. This post records some of the highlights of that process for the Ridgecrest home.


Every Building project is, in essence, a prototype. When a computer or automobile maker designs a new product, the team of designers, engineers and fabricators work together to make the “first” of many. Bugs and difficulties are worked out as the prototype moves toward production. We in the construction industry don’t have that luxury – it has to be right the first time!

The process of design and construction, which results in a custom home, is unknown to many. Every beautiful home is the result of innumerable hours of communication through sketches, models, renderings and conversation. This post records some of the highlights of that process for the Ridgecrest home. 

I thank all of the team who created this home, most of all our clients, Tammy & Mark De Mattei.


Site Analysis

Figure Ground

Figure Ground

montereo baz area map blog

Overview Map

June 2011blog

Existing Building


  Concept I

BEN S1RP blog

Site Plan

BEN S1FP blog

Main Floor Plan

BEN S13D blog

Front Concept Sketch

Rear Concept Sketch

Rear Concept Sketch


 Concept II

Site Plan

Site Plan

BEN S2.FP1 blog

Main Floor Plan

Rear Concept Sketch

Rear Concept Sketch

Section Sketch

Section Sketch


 Final Concept 

Rear Concept Sketch

Rear Concept Sketch

BEN FC.3D.front blog

Front Concept Sketch

Side Deck

Side Deck

Family Room Fireplace

Section Perspective Living Room

Main Floor Plan

Main Floor Plan


Model

BEN MODEL1 blog

Rear View

IMG_3937 blog

Plan View

IMG_3938 blog

Plan View Without Roof

IMG_3955 blog

Front View

IMG_3962 blog

Side View Right

IMG_3980 blog

Side View Left

IMG_3984 blog

Rear View


 Plans

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Lower Floor Plan

dematei plans ben

Main Floor Plan

dematei plans ben

Roof Plan

dematei plans ben

West Elevation, North Elevation, East Section

dematei plans ben

Site Plan


Renders

Drive view blog

Driveway View

Image#8 blog

Living Room

Elevator at deck blog

Terrace View

Elevator at deck2 blog

Terrace

Entry door blog

South View

Exterior fireplace1jpg blog

Outdoor Fireplace

Exterior stairs1 blog

Exterior Stair

Front roof study blog

Front Aerial Roof Study View

Front view aerial1 blog

Front Aerial View

Garage side view1 blog

Garage Flat Roof Option

Rear aerial view blog

Aerial Rear View

Rear view 1B blog

West View

Rear view elevation blog

Rear View


Construction

IMG_7777 blog

IMG_7781 blog

IMG_7792

Hall

IMG_7793 blog

Living Room Framing

IMG_7798 blog

Screened-In Patio Framing

IMG_7803 blog

Main Entrance Framing

IMG_7799 blog

Pool House

IMG_1425 blog

Entry

IMG_1434 blog

Pool House

IMG_1435 blog

Rear View

IMG_1452 blog

Entry

IMG_1478 blog

Roof Line

IMG_1472 blog

Outdoor Fireplace

IMG_1474 blog

Terrace

IMG_1473 blog

Pool

IMG_1505 blog

Master Bathroom

IMG_1471 blog

Terrace

IMG_1515 blog

Kitchen

IMG_1486 blog

Kitchen

IMG_1443 blog

Family Room

IMG_1456 blog

Hall Skylight

IMG_1461 blog

Living Room Skylight

IMG_1510 blog

Stairs


Final 

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Entry

Demattei_Ext1-012x.f blog

Patio / Exterior

Demattei_Ext3-028x blog

Patio / Exterior

Living Room with Skylight and Fireplace

Living Room with Skylight and Fireplace

DeMatteiExt-282 blog

Rear Exterior

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Front Exterior


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About the author
 Mark English, AIA, Founder and Principal of Mark English Architects, has been working in San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area since 1992. His designs reflect of resourcefulness and efficiency to create high-quality residential design.


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2 Responses to “Process: The Ridgecrest House”

  1. Tim

    05. Dec, 2014

    Prototype is absolutely the right word to express a one of a kind of Design that is architecture. Beautiful project and presentation. Big congratulations.

  2. dc

    22. Jan, 2015

    Nice combination of materials, and looks well-suited for the site.

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