Torres Residence

Torres Residence

Studio Schicketanz
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA
Project Year
Private Houses
Robert Canfield Photography
Product Spec Sheet
Aluminum Windows and Doors Bonelli Windows
“Silence +” 2 Full Size DishwashersBosch
Tub, Counters, FloorConcrete Works
Lights and Shades SystemLutron Electronics Co. Inc.
Concrete TilesMark Concrete

Torres Residence

Studio Schicketanz as Architects

Starting with the goal of saving this badly deteriorated 1972 home from demolition in keeping with Mary Ann Schicketanz’ deeply-felt ethical approach to the holistic re-use of existing materials, the studio introduced a new envelope and completely reconfigured the interior, using wood salvaged from the original construction. A private wall ed courtyard was replaced with a street-accessible entry, building a visual and architectural relationship between the house and its surroundings, and stone fireplaces were replaced with bright windows that draw in the area’s bright sunlight, letting it sweep across the crisply detailed interiors.

The house has been awarded LEED silver certification due to its careful reuse of existing materials; 100% drought-tolerant landscaping; and efficient appliances, insulated doors and windows, and the green roof.

Material Used :

1. 4th Street Windows and Doors, Alameda - Windows and Doors

2. Bonelli – Aluminum Windows and Doors

3. Lutron – Lights and Shades System

4. UPPER Floor: Indo Teak FSC 100% Recycled Teak Flooring + Travertine

5. LOWER Floor: Mark’s Concrete – Concrete Tiles

6. Hardware - Rocky Mountain and Ashley Norton

7. Ceiling – Douglas Fir Stained over Steel Framing

8. Bathrooms

- Gerberit Toilets

- Waterworks Henry and R.W. Atlas collections

- Concrete Works – Tub

- Concrete Works – Counters, Floor

- Henry Freestanding Bathtub; R.W. Atlas Antique Brass ‘Wheel’ Fixtures in master bathroom

- Michael McEwen, Berkeley – Decorative Lighting Fixtures

9. Kitchen

- Michael Demler White Oak Cabinets

- Cambrian Black Satin Counter Top

- Waterworks – R.W. Atlas Antiques Brass Finish w/Two Hole Stainless Steel Sink

- Miele - Refrigerator

- SubZero under-counter Wine Cooler

- Wolf - Double Oven

- Wolf Sealed 6 Burner Rangetop

- Bosch “Silence +” 2 Full Size Dishwashers

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