Outdoor and indoor panoramic ocean views
Guest enty path
Different perspectives of the site along the California coast in San Mateo County.
Front door mud (beach) room and entry bench
The dining room can seat 4 to 40
Quiet reading space in the living room
The east windows in the kitchen bring the morning sun
Guest room atrium and water feature
The living room fire niche
Access to the roof top viewing deck
Views and access to the Large Pond
Plans of the main house and family living quarters. The upperfloor roof deck provides 180 degree views of the coast.
Partial site plan of the of the compound by the pond.
The environmental analysis and planning associated with the Twin Reflections Retreat was extensive. As the project was under the jurisdictional review of the California Coastal Commission and the property is within an agricultural zone, the environmental analysis was comprised of: 1) Visibility Analysis from all public roads and beaches, 2) Potential Wetland Mapping, 3) Endangered Species Analysis, 4) Geotechnical Analysis, 5) Archeological Analysis, 6) Agricultural Prime Soils Analysis, 7) Agricultural Management Plan.All of this analysis directed the site planning and design strategies for the retreat compound.
The building materials are selected to match to, and fit within the natural coastal landscape.