Castillo Residence

Location:  Templeton, CA
Status: Built
Square Footage:  9931
Rooms: 3 + Den, Guest Suite
Bathrooms: 5 + 1 Half Bath

Designed for a family who is relocating back to California, this contemporary residence sits atop a severely steep site in the community of Las Ventanas.  Working with the topography led to some creative design solutions, structurally and aesthetically, to accommodate all of the family’s programatic needs.  The 4127 s.f. home fits into the relatively small building footprint while an infinity edge pool cantilevers 22′ above grade.  With spectacular views of the Arroyo Grande foothills and farms, this main pool deck becomes a major feature of the home. All living spaces, including the great room and kitchen open up to this deck, ideal for relaxation and entertainment. Given that the owners have five golden retrievers, this outdoor space also serves as an area for the dogs.  The design includes multiple water features and even a dog pond.

To further emphasize the views, a third story mitered glass reading room gives one the impression of sitting above the treetops.  The use of warm IPE hardwood siding and stone cladding blend the structure into the surrounding landscape while still offering a clean and contemporary aesthetic.