Stacked Volumes Nestled on the Hillside
The Castlegate Residence is composed of three levels of stacked volumes that have each been assigned a unique exterior material. The various textures add architectural interest by breaking up the massing and highlighting the layered forms.
The basement level is integrated into the natural slopes of the landscape, allowing for various green roofs that lay level with the story above. The architects chose a board form concrete for its earthy tactility and its structural qualities. Users enter a lobby with a staircase that brings them up to the main level.
The second floor contains a central area that includes a great room with an open kitchen and dining area. Auxiliary rooms surround this communal core. All are encased in an aluminum louver facade that balances privacy with an indoor/outdoor openness.
This ground-level floor of the home is enveloped in vegetation with two fingers of landscape that stream through the home. Massive sliding doors offer an interior/exterior relationship, furthered with the use of terrazzo flooring that continues onto the patio.
The third floor is wrapped in white stucco. The aluminum louver from the floor below is integrated into a section of the master suite, providing an operable solution for privacy. A perpendicular wing houses two additional bedrooms.