A fireplace-resistant fashionable cottage tucked into an imposing redwood forest

This contemporary redwood cottage was designed by Richardson Pribuss Architects, nestled amidst the plush redwood forest of Mill Valley, California. Throughout their trip, the house owners discovered a rundown, small cottage located on a 4,600-square-foot lot, nestled between an imposing redwood grove and bigger single-family houses.

Whereas most house householders would need a house bigger than 1,600 sq. ft, these householders thought of this limitation a luxurious contemplating that they had beforehand resided in a modest 1,500-square-foot bungalow in Venice Seashore. Proceed under to see the remainder of this spectacular house…

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Richardson Pribuss Architects LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Richardson Pribuss Architects INTERIOR DESIGNER Richardson Pribuss Architects


As is way of Northern California, Mill Valley is situated in a wildland-urban interface, or WUI zone, loosely outlined as an space the place city growth meets undeveloped lands susceptible to wildfire. The proprietor’s objective was to construct a fire-safe, sustainable, non-wood home, and the most important tenet was ‘small is gorgeous.’ The prevailing cottage was past restore and was eliminated. The redwood timber had been uprooting anyway.


The problem was to tuck in amongst the redwood timber and construct a basis that floated above the tree roots. Accessing pure gentle was paramount in addition to capturing views throughout the borrowed panorama of the Redwood Lodge property.


Throughout the 1,600-square-foot envelope, the architects managed to supply three bedrooms and three full baths in addition to a high-volume central dwelling and circulation house. Out of doors decks lengthen the small inside areas to the outside such that the home feels and lives twice as massive.


Exterior and fire-resistant materials picks embrace cement board siding, bronze metallic inverted Corten standing seams, and Hardiboard siding, all in tonal ranges, that mix amongst the redwoods whereas including a contemporary cottage class to the outside.


What We Love: This house exudes a sublime and harmonious exterior that seamlessly blends with its surrounding panorama. Its design thoughtfully frames the charming views of the towering redwoods, whereas a particular round skylight invitations considerable pure gentle into the principle dwelling space. Inside, the nice and cozy and up to date ambiance of the inside creates a pure and welcoming environment all through.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Thibault Cartier