Best #Green Houses: Going Antiquing: A guest house features salvage at many scales. #architecture

Best #Green Houses: Going Antiquing: A guest house features salvage at many scales. #architecture

Among the old barns lining the road in the Santa Ynez hills near Santa Barbara, California, a guest house adapted from a century-old structure by Carver + Schicketanz Architects seems to fit right in. Come nighttime it stands out like a lantern: The Carmel, California–based architects clad the rehabilitated barn in a translucent structural composite that transmits natural illumination, as well as light from within. Slide Show Photo © Claudio Santini ----- Advertising ----- The 2,600-square-foot building was intended for long visits from the client’s four daughters and two grandchildren. “It’s a pretty remote site; you’re not going to town everyday,” firm principal Rob Carver says. There is much to recommend homebody behavior, too: The 20-acre property saddles a ridge that enjoys excellent views and southern California weather conditions. Carver says of the design commissio...

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