California Sun-Kissed Cabinetry in Carpinteria
Sun, sea, sand, and surf inspired our cabinetry design for this beautiful, sustainably built home just steps from the beach in Carpinteria, California.
We had the pleasure of working with David Ferrin of arketype architects, Inc. and his design + build team to create cabinetry for this beautiful and sustainably built home, located just a short walk from Carpinteria’s quaint main street of shops and restaurants, and of course the star of the show — the ocean!
Architect, Design + Build: David Ferrin, archetype architects, Inc.
Millwork Design + Fabrication: Able And Baker
Project Location: Carpinteria, CA
Homeowners: Deborah and Tony
Creating a Fully Formed Cabinetry Plan
As is often the case when working with Architects, we took the original "placeholder" drawings found in the project Elevations and worked directly with the Homeowner to develop a fully formed cabinetry plan.
Our cabinetry design plan takes into careful consideration the qualities of the home for which we are designing.
For this project, we consider:
Source and flow of natural light and how gloss or matte finishes will interplay
Multi-Generational ease of use and functionality
Creation of a design aesthetic which honors our client's commitment to the environment and celebration of living a joyful life amidst the home's beautiful natural landscape
Homeowners Deborah and Tony had been dreaming of a home where their grandchildren could stay and play. In our first meeting, we quickly understood that ease of use and low maintenance materials were important. They wanted to incorporate family friendly materials into their sustainably built home—sophisticated, intentional, yet not too fussy.
We envisioned sun soaked days at the beach followed up by fun and festivities back at the house. Intuitively, the materials palette created echoes the area’s natural beauty — from the friendly yellow sun and ocean blue, to the stretches of white clouds and warm sand. Together, they offer a tone of spirit and cheerfulness to the home while reflecting light throughout.
Bright White Lacquered High Gloss
Desert Sand Lacquered High Gloss
Clay Lacquered High Gloss
Pin Striped Oak Textured Wood Grain
The Homeowner’s passion for environmental work factored into their decision making while designing their home. The home would be playful and welcoming, and a reflection of Deborah and Tony’s commitment to environmentally conscious living.
Mindful Kitchen Features
Integrated LED Lighting
Integrated Container for collecting food scraps for compost
Recycled Glass counterotp
Built-to-Last approach to construction
Eco-Conscious Features Around the Home, Inside and Out
Sustainably Built Home
Living Roof on the attached garage
Fireplace burns biofuel made from corn
Exterior rain screen directs water into the native landscaping
Deborah and Tony’s beautiful home was featured as the cover story “Tomorrow Home Today” in the
Carpinteria Magazine Summer 2020 issue.
Read the Full Story here.
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