While California’s capital may not be known for the square footage of its lots, this residence is located on an acre of picturesque land in Sacramento’s historic equestrian district, which features large rural lots situated squarely within an intensely urban context.
The design of this home luxuriates in its leg room, sprawling across the property in true single story style. The simple, dark exterior modestly invites the landscape to be the primary feature. However, the home’s understated elevation lies in stark contrast with the bright, exuberant interiors, which reflect the vibrancy of the young family who occupy it.
Oriented toward the large backyard, the home is organized into separate living and resting wings that unite in the outdoor communal space. At the request of the clients who work from home, the circulation is designed to bring to life the “micro-commute”. Daily rituals of work, rest, living, and hospitality have been thoughtfully delineated to create layered pathways within the floor plan and landscaping. By extension, the resulting experience celebrates not only purposeful and elegant spaces, but the micro-journeys taken to get there.