Lockwood Contemporary

Paso Robles, CA

This rural home sits on an 80-acre vineyard site in California’s Central Coast wine region. The design directly responds to the wide diurnal temperature fluctuations of its arid climate. Multi-cell masonry block walls, partially filled with insulating spray foam, create the primary building structure and aesthetically anchor the home to surrounding earth, centering activities around a covered outdoor living/dining room.

The design integrates deep overhangs, passive ventilation, highly-reflective membrane roofing, photovoltaic electricity, solar hot water and radiant heat. Notice how the wood of the cabinetry and finish carpentry balance the space to feel warm and comfortable. Built-in floor grates catch debris from outside, saving the wood floor from unneeded wear and tear while improving the indoor air quality. The property is surrounded by a native, drought-tolerant landscape.

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Project Details
  • Location:

    Paso Robles, California

  • Completion Date:

    July 2008

  • Space:
    • 2,700 sqft Living
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
  • Architect/Designer:

    Aidlin Darling Design

  • Production Manager:

    Tom Moore

  • Production Team:

    Walt Kelley

  • Materials:
    • Insulated Masonry Block
    • IB Membrane Roofing
    • Integrated Heat-blocking Window Shades
    • Skylights
    • Natural Wool Carpet
    • Built-in Floor Grates
    • Concrete Countertops
    • Solar Electric
    • Solar Hot Water
    • Hydronic In-floor

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