Taruno S. Vega Building Designer
Custom Residences

Griffin Residence
Custom residence 7,100 sf. + 2000 sf. attached garage

Sited on a windy hilltop in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the H shaped floor plan provides a protected entrance and rear courtyard. Executed with insulated concrete wall system to enhance seismic strength and reduce heat/cooling energy demand.

The right wing contains the master bedroom suite with parlor, two separate bathrooms and walk-in closets plus two more bedrooms with their respective baths.

The left wing houses the family room, step down breakfast, play/video room and guest unit with its bath. The central core is the living and formal dining room, kitchen and study, with a raised entry and the high-ceiling inner space open to the courtyard.

A slanted wing has a 5-car garage, restroom and exercise/project room above.

The original tiled courtyard was replaced with a swimming pool and green play area.

Greaves Residence
Custom residence 5,000 sf. + 1,900 sf. detached garage

Located in a secluded and densely wooded estate in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this residence was designed to be built with off-site pre-cut elements, reducing thus the assembly time and waste generated. The floor plan is compact for energy efficiency, grouping the different spaces around the great room, open to extraordinary views and all-day sun path. It has the master bedroom suite and bath on the upper floor, open to the morning sun with a glass sunroom and to the yard through a large tiled balcony, and a study overlooking the high-ceiling room below.

On the ground floor the great room is directly connected to the bar counter of the kitchen and to the rear formal dining room and decks. From the entry, a separate access connects to two group rooms, toilets and the guest unit with its bath. The basement houses a wine cellar, storage and mechanical room.

A detached 4-car garage has also another group/meeting room and bath on the upper floor.

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