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Rincon House in Carpinteria, California

14 February 2024

Design: ANACAPA Architecture

Location: Carpinteria, California, United States

Rincon House Carpinteria California property

Images: Places Studio

Rincon House Carpenteria, CA

Located atop a mountain with distant views of the Channel Islands off the Santa Barbara coast, the design for Rincon House takes a deferential attitude to the immediate landscape and the profundity of the panoramic views.

Rincon House Carpinteria California

The home is composed of a series of horizontal planes nestled into the hillside to create shelter while maximizing the view and exposure to the ocean and city views below. The earthen roofs help the structures to nearly disappear as one approaches them from above, only to slowly reveal themselves as a series of eroded masses nestled within the hillside.

Rincon House Carpinteria California

A singularly expressive moment marks the primary entry point of the 4,200-square-foot home, where the erosion of the masses is most pronounced. What remains is the soaring horizontal element, defining the entry but not yet giving way to interior space. This blurring of interior and exterior space further belies the conventional approach to a site with such stunning vistas.

Rincon House Carpinteria California

Inside, rather than immediately introducing the full view all at once, provocative framed views of the sky, curated courtyards, and intimate inward-looking gardens are provided. Ultimately, the grand view is revealed as one descends to the primary living space. However, instead of creating a disconnected view of nature so often found in contemporary designs, the distant view is complemented by the proximity to nature through an internal courtyard nestled into the hillside, creating a curated physical connection to the natural elements.

Rincon House Carpinteria California property

Rincon House in California, USA – Building Information

Design: ANACAPA Architecture – https://www.anacapaarchitecture.com/

ANACAPA design team
Tony Schonhardt
Kristin Stoyanova
Shahab Parsa

Rincon House Carpinteria California property

Renderings: Places Studio

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Location: Carpinteria, Nevada County, North California, USA

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