Residence. Big Sur, CA. 2016
Tucked up against a geologic outcropping splattered with neon succulents and native plants, this residence emerges from the ground to become a 1600 sq. ft. two-bedroom home on the stunning coast of Big Sur. Set back from the ocean, the house has two slightly skewed orientations, one looking to the ocean and the other to a golden ochre granite outcropping. de sola.barnes took a long, careful approach, with the clients guidance, to design a sustainable home, built using structural insulated panels, that was not too large for the unique site. 'Seniska' is named after a dear friend/artist who was greatly inspired by this property. ds.b created a home which honored Erik's many talents; using color, landscape and interiors to create a unified space. Subordinate to the rocks, bolstered to the sea and sky, this home opens itself up to friends and family-becoming a place of gathering and a container for cherished memories.
Photography: Ryan Rosene + Dani de Sola