Thousand Oaks Residence, Pacific Ocean Property, California Real Estate Images
Stoddard Residence : Thousand Oaks House
House in California design by Enclosures Architects, CA, USA
Jan 8, 2012
Design: Enclosures Architects
Location: Thousand Oaks, California, USA
Date of completion: 2003
Designed by Quincy Jones for builder Joseph Eichler, this Pacific Ocean house was one of about 125 that were built in this tract in the early 1960’s and have only recently been recognized for the elegance and economy they effortlessly exhibit. The entry to this Thousand Oaks home is through the central courtyard which provides light and ventilation and acts as an outdoor gathering place for family and friends.
In order to repair damages and to modernize the kitchen, bathrooms, and closets, we needed to add only 235 sqft to the footprint of the house. Wide side yards and ample existing roof overhangs meant the additions were subtle and in keeping with the homes tradition, scale and proportion.
The new galley kitchen has maple cabinets, black granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms are similarly appointed. New roofing and roof insulation made the home watertight and better insulated against heat and cold. Fortunately, large sliding glass doors, a courtyard building plan, prevailing breezes and sensible orientation keep the house passively temperate.
The floors are stained concrete and the walls are a combination of the exterior siding, mahogany panels and drywall. The ceilings are painted wood planks with exposed structural beams. The only part of the existing site improvements to remain was the pool shell. A new French gray plaster finish absorbs heat from the sunlight that, along with the new solar heating system, provides warm water for the pool 6 months of the year. The landscape selection was meant to reflect the local climate and provide color and interest throughout the seasons.
Design: Scott Strumwasser A.I.A. / Tash K. Rahbar A.I.A. Enclosures Architects, Los Angeles, CA
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Location: Thousand Oaks, City of Los Angeles, Southern California, USA
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