Turner Residence by Jensen Architects
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Turner Residence by Jensen Architects

Nestled into the ridge line of an oak covered hill, the Turner Residence is a simple transparent pavilion that opens up completely for access to the outdoor decks, pool patio and expansive views to Mount Tamalpais and the bay.

Architects: Jensen Architects
Location: Larkspur, California, USA
Photographs: Mariko Reed

Turner Residence in California ideasgn by Jensen Architects

Turner Residence by Jensen Architects

© Mariko Reed

An elegant structural solution allows the views to be interrupted by perimeter sheer walls, private spaces are protected within the half buried lower levels, while public areas are wide-open to the landscape.

Turner Residence by Jensen Architects

© Mariko Reed

Turner Residence by Jensen Architects

© Mariko Reed

Turner Residence by Jensen Architects

© Mariko Reed

Turner Residence by Jensen Architects

© Mariko Reed

The function of the home is orchestrated within a series of soft thresholds, blurring the line between inside and outside, between home and setting. When the sliders pocket away, the top floor becomes part of the outdoors.

Turner Residence by Jensen Architects

© Mariko Reed

Turner Residence by Jensen Architects

© Mariko Reed

Inspiration from architect:

The idea was to make a house that allowed for living on the ridge without diminishing the ridge and its vantage point. The roof springs outward from a solid core with no perimeter shear walls. Structurally, the house mimics the surrounding oaks with their branches extending horizontally from solid trunks.


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