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Arroyo Oak House in Castaic, CA

Dec 30, 2022

Architecture: ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects

Location: Castaic, California, USA

Arroyo Oak House Castaic California

Photos: Brian Thomas Jones

Arroyo Oak House, California

Weary from years of two-hour work commutes, the project owners of the Arroyo Oak House engaged ANX to develop a new residence within a mile of their Southern California manufacturing company’s facility and offices. Interested in maintaining a similar connection to the land as their current residence, an undeveloped rugged sandstone terrain, bisected by a dry river and dotted with native yucca, oak, sagebrush, and beavertail cactus, was selected as the site for the new home.

Arroyo Oak House Castaic California

Arroyo Oak House Castaic California

In response to the challenge of creating spaces to view, measure, and engage with the diversity of the surrounding semi-arid landscape, the Arroyo Oak House is open and transparent, immersed in natural light, and visually integrated with the surrounding Sierra Pelona Mountains.

Arroyo Oak House Castaic California

Arroyo Oak House Castaic California

Optimizing the connection to this unique topography, multiple interlocking program-specific pavilions are oriented across the site. The placement and overlap of these pavilions result in varying scales of gardens, terraces, and decks, encouraging landscape elements to literally and perceptually permeate the home’s interior.

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Upon approach, an elevated, horizontally-clad zinc volume is presented, both transparent to focus attention on the distant ridgelines, and semi-reflective to capture the impression of the clouds. Entering below the elevated mass and into the living level, primary apertures located on the perimeter and secondary fissures between the pavilions collage distinct mountain and sky views. Split-level interior spaces expand into exterior terraces, collapsing the domestic environment upon the rural landscape.

Arroyo Oak House California

The lower level, containing a home gym, laundry room, guest suite, and pool terrace, extends into the hillside, providing an unobstructed panoramic vista. The continuous materiality of cedar and limestone accentuates the experiential relationship between inside and out. This connection to the outdoors continues on the upper level, which contains the primary bedroom, home office, two secondary bedrooms, linear balcony, and lounge deck.

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The pool terrace and adjacent open-air living room unfold onto the meadow and ultimately the arroyo below, augmenting a natural, preexisting path for animals with a minimally delineated walking loop with which to explore the site. The sensitive nature of the fire-susceptible landscape, as well as the unique climate, solar, and seasonal conditions, called for careful positioning of the home, as well as consideration of plant specifications and irrigation requirements.

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Arroyo Oak House in Castaic, California – Building Information

Architecture: ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects –
Project Name: Arroyo Oak House
Location: Castaic, CA
Structural Engineers: Craig Phillips Engineering
Landscape Designer: LPO / Jeff Lindfors
Project completion date: December 2021

Arroyo Oak House Castaic CA

Arroyo Oak House Castaic CA

About ANX
Founded in 2006, Aaron Neubert Architects is a design practice committed to orchestrating poetic relationships between landscape, light, and materiality, resulting in beautifully crafted spaces that amplify the human experience and advance stewardship of the natural environment.

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Led by Aaron Neubert, FAIA, the Los Angeles-based practice has produced a diverse portfolio of sustainable, site-specific work that spans private residences, housing, hotels and restaurants, commercial programs, and institutional facilities. The practice’s inventive formal and site resiliency strategies preserve delicate and complex ecologies while improving the wellness of the community.

Arroyo Oak House Castaic CA

Photographer: Brian Thomas Jones

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Location: Castaic, North California, USA

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