Garay House

Garay House

Architect
SWATT | MIERS ARCHITECTS
Location
Tiburon, CA, United States | View Map
Project Year
2010
Category
Private Houses
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Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Doors and WindowsFleetwood Windows & Doors
Stone wallsJerusalem Stone
Shades – Sevoia automatic recessed shadesLutron Electronics Co. Inc.
SkylightsRoyalite
Ivory vein cut Turkish travertine - FlooringWalker Zanger

Product Spec Sheet
Doors and Windows
Stone walls
Shades – Sevoia automatic recessed shades
Skylights
Ivory vein cut Turkish travertine - Flooring

Garay House

SWATT | MIERS ARCHITECTS as Architects

The owners have lived in Tiburon, California for many years, dreaming of one day transforming their home into a setting befitting their spectacular site perched above San Francisco Bay. 


The site is a half-acre south-facing hillside parcel, with unobstructed views of San Francisco Bay to the south, east and west. The house is almost entirely opaque on the north side, where an entrance motor court is defined by a rhythm of five ‘free-standing’ stone-clad walls. Slivers of glass separate the stone panels, hinting at the extraordinary spaces and views on the other side.


The progression of space begins with a compressed entry, leading to a higher circulation spine. Bathed in light from clerestory windows and skylights, the spine overlooks a living, dining and kitchen ‘pavilion’ with world-class views of the Bay. Frameless glazing and cantilevered roof extensions seamlessly connect interior space to exterior space, blurring the boundary between the two. 


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