This California Home Was Designed Around A 100-Year-Old Oak Tree

This weekend retreat, designed by Feldman Architecture, features pre-weathered corrugated steel cladding and buff limestone walls, and is located atop a ridge in the Santa Lucia mountains of Carmel, California.

Photography by Joe Fletcher

 

This weekend retreat, designed by Feldman Architecture, features pre-weathered corrugated steel cladding and buff limestone walls, and is located atop a ridge in the Santa Lucia mountains of Carmel, California.

 

This weekend retreat, designed by Feldman Architecture, features pre-weathered corrugated steel cladding and buff limestone walls, and is located atop a ridge in the Santa Lucia mountains of Carmel, California.

Photography by Joe Fletcher

The home has been designed in a horse-shoe shape around a 100-year-old Valley Oak, that provides shade for the surrounding courtyard.


This home has been designed in a horse-shoe shape around a 100-year-old Valley Oak, that provides shade for the surrounding courtyard.

Photography by Joe Fletcher

Various paths in the landscaped courtyard, designed by Bernard Trainor + Associates, lead to the different areas of the home.


Various paths in the landscaped courtyard, designed by Bernard Trainor + Associates, lead to the different areas of the home.

Photography by Joe Fletcher

The interiors, designed by Toni Ambus Design, feature an interior palette of cedar-clad ceilings, oil-rubbed steel, and exposed concrete floors. Large floor-to-ceiling windows contribute natural light to the living room.


Large floor-to-ceiling windows contribute natural light to the living room, that is home to an interior palette of cedar-clad ceilings, oil-rubbed steel, and exposed concrete floors.

Photography by Joe Fletcher

Next to the living room is the kitchen that’s full of white cabinetry and a large island, whose windows face the courtyard.


This kitchen is full of white cabinetry, has a large kitchen island with seating, windows that face a courtyard and cedar-clad ceilings.

Photography by Joe Fletcher

This kitchen is full of white cabinetry, has a large kitchen island with seating, windows that face a courtyard and cedar-clad ceilings.

Photography by Joe Fletcher

Further on from the kitchen is the dining room that opens out to the swimming pool and outdoor dining area.


This dining room opens on both sides to provide access to outdoor entertaining areas.

Photography by Joe Fletcher

Wood and steel stairs lead you to the upper floor, with large windows flooding the area with sunlight.


Wood and steel stairs lead you to the upper floor of this home, with large windows flooding the area with sunlight.

Photography by Joe Fletcher

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