A Butterfly-Like Roof Helps This Home Blend with Nature

Butterfly House

When a couple set out to build the ultimate retirement home in the Santa Lucia Preserve, a 20,000 acre private development and land trust near Carmel, California, Feldman Architecture delivered a home that features modern style, environmentally sensitive construction, and seamless access to the beautiful landscape.

In an initial meeting with designers, the clients noted their vision of watching butterflies on the home’s site. The architects took this vision as inspiration and incorporated “butterfly” v-shape roofs. The house is divided into three smaller pavilions. The central pavilion houses the main living, dining, and cooking areas, while two other pavilions provide for sleeping, bathing, and relaxing.

Designers also ensured that the home integrated indoor and outdoor spaces with a simple, modern aesthetic and to provide separate spaces for the growing family. That’s why pavilion expands into an outdoor room, opening up to dramatic views of the canyon below and hills beyond.

Butterfly House

Butterfly House

Butterfly House

Butterfly House

Butterfly House

Butterfly House

Butterfly House