The Bookend House
Santa Monica, CA

A 5,000sf family compound located near the beach.  The home is divided into three distinct zones; a 3,000sf cedar-clad family home bookended by a guest house and music studio, both submerged in into the ground with private gardens and access.  The home uses combination of passive heating and cooling strategies, high efficiency glazing, equipment and controls and sustainably harvested and recycled materials.

photo © Eric Staudenmaierplan, model and diagram © ORA, landscape plan © SBLA