Swanton Boulevard::Santa Cruz, CA
This second home was designed with three generations of family in mind that were planning to often use it at the same time. The challenge was to provide a diversity of space, take advantage of the ocean view, but also have sheltered outdoor space on the often-windy site, and foster the values of simplicity, modesty, and appropriate use of space in under 2000 square feet. Although budget-conscious with a sub-standard lot, their creativity and simple construction technology won the day. The result: a family-oriented home that blends in well with their beach neighbors.
2000 SF new construction
Thatcher and Thompson, Architects