Set beside a canyon in Carmel, California, with windswept meadows and ancient hills, the house that architect Jonathan Feldman designed for David and Suzanne Rinaldo mimics the shape of the swaying treeline.
California Dreaming: A Golden Landscape on the Edge of the Continent
Picture a house sitting in a meadow of California wildflowers, welcoming butterflies. That was the dream of clients who searched for two years for the right piece of land before buying a parcel on California’s central coast, near Carmel.
For this Carmel getaway, TWG focuses on the majestic beauty of the property's ocean views. The clients' primary residence is in landlocked Kansas, and the vacation house originally belonged to the wife's mother.
A weekend home, a retreat in Santa Lucia Mountains of Carmel - it's Ranch Oh, by Feldman Architecture. Surrounded by Valley Oak, a place of centuries-old trees, the house is shaped like a horseshoe with views of the surroundings.
Pretty Example of Architecture: Butterfly House, California
In the category of handsome houses: meet the Butterfly House. This home is built in the Santa Lucia Preserve, a 20,000-hectare estate near Carmel, California. The idea: to design a 'pension-ready' house in which the customer can live until his last day.
An Airy Woodland Retreat Nestled in Carmel’s Santa Lucia Preserve
The home is utilized as a weekend getaway, whose design was developed around mature Valley Oak trees, forming a horseshoe-shaped residence. The overall design reflects a traditional ranch house with modern influences.
The clients approached Feldman Architecture to design a retreat for eventual retirement and visits from their grown children—a retreat befitting the natural beauty of the location in the Santa Lucia Preserve, a 20,000 acre private development and land trust near Carmel, California.
The clients approached Feldman Architecture to design a retreat for eventual retirement and visits from their grown children—a retreat befitting the natural beauty of the location in the Santa Lucia Preserve, a 20,000-acre private development, and land trust near Carmel, California.
Feast your eyes on this beautiful California home by Feldman Architecture that features "butterfly" v-shape roofs, a heavy dosage of modern style and environmentally sensitive construction. When can we move in....?
The first LEED Platinum custom home on California’s Central Coast defines the essence of sustainability. Combining an aesthetic, modern design, connection to the local landscape, and several essential elements of sustainable construction, the Caterpillar House can act as a prototype for homes seeking maximum sustainability, livability, and aesthetics.
Sitting lightly on the land, the house is divided into three pavilions that are topped by expressive butterfly roofs. Each pavilion has a separate function: the central pavilion houses the main living, dining, and cooking spaces, while two other pavilions provide for sleeping, bathing, and relaxing.
Into the Wild: Ranch OH, Butterfly, Caterpillar House Features
Created fifteen years ago, Feldman Architecture took the task of drawing houses where man and the environment would flourish in symbiosis, forming a union, fabulous and illusory, for life. For discovery.
9 Gorgeous Houses That Prove Your Dream Home Is Also A Green Home
What is sustainability, and what would it look like in your own home? There are a lot of things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint, like going vegetarian or driving an electric car, but chances are your house maybe be having a larger impact on the environment than you’d like.
When visiting The Preserve, one is immediately struck by the lush and varied landscapes, the abundance of wildlife and enticing views - all reminders of the importance of stewardship as we inhabit this precious piece of land.
We are EXCITED to share that one of our projects is showcased in the July issue of Dwell Magazine. The article features beautiful images and wonderful exposition of the Ranch OH project. Pick up a copy or visit our website for more details of this exciting build by Groza Construction.
Preserve acknowledges Groza Construction as builder of the month
Congratulations to Mark Twisselman and crew who are currently working on a new home in the Santa Lucia Preserve. Last week the folks at the Preserve honored our crew for keeping a well maintained site. We were thrilled to be acknowledged.
Butterfly House featured on the cover of Dwell Magazine
A big thanks to Dwell for a great cover! Congratulations to Feldman Architecture and the entire project team. Mark Twisselman was the Groza job site superintendent on this amazing project. Mark has been with the company for 27 years and all of us at Groza are very thankful for his contribution.
The Butterfly House, which Groza Construction built, has won the Monterey AIA Chapter Citation Award. The house was designed by Feldman Architecture. Groza has now constructed four houses for Feldman Architecture within the Santa Lucia Preserve. With another successful completion under our belts – this surely won’t be the last effort for the Feldman/Groza team.
Natural wood offers many advantages as a design material. Both a sustainable resource and a visually warm surface, its grain and luster can compliment a verdant outlook or bring a crisp, contemporary appeal to a project.
The connection between homeowners and their architect can make all the difference in the world when it comes to completing a home project. It’s such a personal and intensive undertaking that the right match is critical.
Builder’s Choice 2011 – Custom Less than 3,500 sq. ft.
Having purchased one of 300 homesites in the Santa Lucia Preserve, the client for this custom home was adamant that the project have a strong environmental stewardship agenda but something that was unlike your typical suburban tract home.
On a bluff in the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, Calif., the Caterpillar House sits as a striking example of how sustainable goals, client needs, traditional values, and modern design can come together to form a house as beautiful and functional as the breathtaking land surrounding it.
Home Green Home: Eco-Friendly Architecture on the Peninsula
From Carmel Magazine, Winter 2008
By Renee Brincks
WINTER 2008 | Carmel Magazine
Groza Construction, Inc. — A Foundation of Vision and Integrity
Visionary. That is perhaps the best descriptor for Groza Construction Inc., a California-based company founded in 1978 by Brian Groza. With an emphasis on elite custom homes in the Monterey Peninsula area, the 54-year-old builder does not shy away from challenges.
Encompassing 20,000 unsullied acres in the Santa Lucia Mountains, The Preserve strikes a balance of respect for nature and historic lands with people’s desire to reside here. The “green design” of Dan and Sandy Feldman’s vacation retreat shares a strong attachment to those sentiments.