Nothing was wasted at the Cloverdale Residence in California, United States – neither space nor materials. The architects of Turnball Griffin Haesloop have completely renewed this vineyard property, making good use of the materials that were already there, in the form of a ’70s log cabin.
Renovated for a client that wanted a sustainable house with minimal impact on the landscape, this architectural classic blends seamlessly into the natural environment, taking advantage of the expansive views and south facing exposure. The home is composed of two main volumes of different heights, which are discreetly joined in the middle. The front, lower wing is equipped with a green roof, offering great insulation while merging the building with the surrounding hillsides.
The open-plan, spacious interior communicates with the vineyards and ancient oak trees, through large glass walls. Inside and out shines the quality paneling, made out of recycled logs from the original kit house, providing a warm, homey atmosphere.