Bowden Ranch Residence

Location:  San Luis Obispo, CA
Status: Built
Square Footage:  4935
Rooms: 3 + Office, Storage Room
Bathrooms: 4

Located in the Bowden Ranch neighborhood of suburban San Luis Obispo, this custom single family residence sits adjacent to the biological open space preserve.  The steep slope of the site and the relatively small building envelope presented a unique design challenge.  In order to maximize views to the locally iconic Bishop Peak, the main living spaces were situated on top of a subterranean garage. Large 9’ mitered windows offer unobstructed views, while soffited overhangs provide necessary shade.

Taking advantage of the site conditions, this home also features a subterranean wine cellar and movie theater. Above, the open floor plan and rear deck are ideal for entertaining and enjoying the natural wonders of the biological preserve.

Photos by Trevor Povah