Design Confidently, Live Comfortably
Inspired House Issue #10, May/June 2005
|Haven in the Hills
A simple house wraps around a hillside, blending with its surroundings while embracing the view
by Carl Bunch
Ever since meeting Bill Turnbull (one of the designers of the famous Sea Ranch condominiums) in the 1960s, Carl Bunch wanted a house designed by him. He loved the architect's shedlike structures, sensitivity to the landscape, and use of natural materials. Nearly 40 years later, Carl finally got his house, which turned out to be one of the last ones Turnbull designed. The house is nestled into a hillside to maximize the views and natural light, and Japanese design elements provide a sense of peace and quiet. Carl describes living there as "lyrical."
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