Suspension House

Suspension House

Architect
Fougeron Architecture
Location
CA, USA | View Map
Project Year
2022
Category
Private Houses
Joe Fletcher
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Sinks, Master: Master Bath; Faucets, Secondary, Shower Faucets: Master Bath/Second BathAgape
SEN, EVO
Faucets, Fixtures, and Fittings: Lower BathFantini
LampsSUGO
FLY Pendant Lamp
Window Shading Systems: Exterior Shading/Bug ScreensHunter Douglas Architectural USA
HVAC Systems: ACMitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US
Countertop Materials: Bath Countertop/All BathroomsCORIAN® Design

Product Spec Sheet
Sinks, Master: Master Bath; Faucets, Secondary, Shower Faucets: Master Bath/Second Bath
SEN, EVO by Agape
Faucets, Fixtures, and Fittings: Lower Bath
Lamps
FLY Pendant Lamp by SUGO
Window Shading Systems: Exterior Shading/Bug Screens
HVAC Systems: AC
Countertop Materials: Bath Countertop/All Bathrooms

Suspension House

Fougeron Architecture as Architects

Suspended between two beautiful California hills, this remodel spans a creek and boasts a waterfall in the back yard.

A human-made object in nature may exist in harmony or disparity. Our goal was to deepen this home’s connection to the environment, creating a place where our clients can live immersed within an exceptional landscape. Taking care to protect and restore the land, we suspended the renovated house between two wooded hills, where it overlooks a rushing waterfall and spans the creek below.

photo_credit Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher
photo_credit Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher

To build such a house anew is no longer allowed in this part of California, but following strict guidelines, we reconceived an existing structure, transforming the relationships between home, water and land. The remodel retains 50% of the existing wood structure, inserting a steel frame beneath the original floors and anchoring the home to the rocky hillsides – thus allowing us to remove supporting columns from within the creek bed.

photo_credit Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher
photo_credit Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher

Transparent materials, and carefully considered sight lines merge the home with this dramatic landscape. The two lower floors stay studiously within the confines of the original building; yet the minimal glass volumes, steeped in the surrounding beauty, feel more expansive than ever. A third floor addition strikes a more slender profile facing east, to engage the breadth of the site. The experience is one of being in nature and also humbled by it.

photo_credit Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher
photo_credit Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher

Team:
Architect: Anne Fougeron - Fougeron Architecture
Builder: Dermot Barry, Barry Builders 
Landscape Architect: Johnson Bullard, Ground Studio   
Structural Engineer: Paul Endres, Endres Studio
Civil Engineer: Steven Brown, Adobe Associates, Inc.
Geotechnical Engineer: Linda Liang, Rockridge Geotechnical
Biologist: WRA Environmental Consultants
Photography Credit: Joe Fletcher

photo_credit Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher
photo_credit Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher
photo_credit Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher

Material Used:
1. Faucets: 
Kohler/Kitchen/Powder Room 
Waterworks/Master Bath 
Elkay/Laundry Room

Exterior:
2. Cladding: Rheinzink/Exterior Cladding
3. Entry Doors, Door Hardware, Locksets: Sky-Frame/Main Entry/Exterior Sliding Doors

4. Roofing:
Rheinzink/Exterior Cladding 
Wood/Steel/Construction 
7.5% Pitch

5. Roof Windows, Skylights, Tubular Skylights: Glass Flooring System Inc./Walkable Skylight 6. Window Wall Systems, Sliding and/or Folding: Sky-Frame/Exterior Windows

Structural Components, Weatherization, Building Performance:
7. Insulation, Housewrap: Denim Insulation
8. Thermal and Moisture Barriers: Gaco/Waterproofing  
9. Underlayment, Sheathing: DensGlass/Sheathing  

10. Other Structural/Weatherization/Building Performance: 
Steel Beams/Supporting Structure 
Aerolon Tnemec Paint/Steel Beam Insulation 

Systems:
11. HVAC Systems: Mitsubishi/AC
12. Radiant Heating: Radiant Heating/Floors

Interior:
13. Cabinetry--Kitchen, Bath, Other Built-Ins: Poliform/Designed by Architect/Myers Cabinetry (Contractor)

14. Countertop Materials:
Da Vinci Marble/Soapstone/Kitchen 
Corian/Bath Countertop/All Bathrooms

15. Flooring: Folio Stone/Stone Slabs
16. Passage Doors, Door Hardware: Rimadesio/Interior Doors
17. Wallboard: Gyp Board
18. Other Interior (Products): Supreme Glass/Interior Glazing

Appliances--Indoor:
19. Cooktop or Range: Gaggenau
20. Cooking Ventilation/Vent Hood/Dishwasher/Ovens, Built-In/Washer/Dryer: Miele
21. Refrigerator/Freezer: Gaggenau
22. Specialty Appliances (Microwave, Steam Oven, Warming Drawers, etc.): Gaggenau/Mircrowave

Faucets, Fixtures, and Fittings:
23. Faucets, Secondary: Agape/Sen/All Baths 
24. Shower Enclosure: Duravit/OpenSpace/Guest Cottage 
25. Shower Faucets:
Agape/Sen/Master Bath/Second Bath
Fantini/Milano Slim/Lower Bath 

26. Sinks, Master: Agape/EVO/Master Bath  
27. Sinks, Secondary: 
Agape/EVO/Powder Room 
Blubathworks/Lower Bath/Second Bath/Guest Cottage

28. Toilets, Bidets: Toto/Toilets
29. Tubs, Secondary Bathrooms: MTI/Lower Bath

Electrical:
30. Interior Lighting:
AION/LED Strips 
Sugo/Fly Lamps/Stairwell

31. Home Control Systems: Lutron
32. Home Theater Components: Sonance/Speakers
33. Window Shading Systems: Hunter Douglas/Exterior Shading/Bug Screens

Coatings:
34. Interior paints, stains, coatings: Benjamin Moore

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