Anders Lasater Architects







Sandcastle Residence
Los Osos, CA

One of our most honored projects

Awarded the 2014 American Institute of Architects Citation Award for Outstanding Residential Design

Awarded the 2014 Gold Nugget Grand Honors for On The Boards Custom Home
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Found at the end of a coastal hillside road, this small house is sheltered from view by the rugged topography near Montana de Oro State Park. Protected by the solid front wall that frames the entry elevation, the house sits lightly on a natural coastal terrace preserving the rock formations and chaparral around it.

Essential and reductive, this house is a composition in modern living where light is the primary building material. Illuminated like a lantern, the house takes on a new character as the sun sets over the pacific horizon beyond Montana de Oro. 

In the evening, more so than any other time, the envelope of the home dissolves completely, connecting the inhabitants to the surrounding landscape beyond. 




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