Victorian Creekside Residence | Under Construction

We are excited to see progress photos of a new Victorian residence and guesthouse in Arroyo Grande, CA. The guesthouse is being wrapped and siding put on. Also, take a look at the specialized foundation for the residence which will be built alongside the guesthouse.


Materials Spotlight Part II | Kitchen

In a part I we looked at the materials used within the master bathroom.

We also explored a few of the materials used in constructing the exterior of this coastal contemporary residence.

Today we would like to highlight the material palette chosen for this contemporary kitchen.

kitchen
kitchen materials slice

In line with a contemporary kitchen, the materials are slightly monochromatic yet are benefitted by the warmth and texture of the watershed block. This creates an overall balanced and inviting appearance. The adjacent white walls and light countertop, along with the matte black slab cabinets create clean lines and minimalist shapes. Streamlined drawer pulls integrated into the drawer. All materials are low maintenance and durable.

Click here to see more photos of this residence.

Material Spotlight Part I | Master Bathroom

During construction, we had explored a few of the materials used in building the exterior of this coastal contemporary residence. Today we will transition to the interior to see how these materials are continued and seamlessly integrated into the living space.

Note the push/pull of the exterior and interior. The exterior watershed block wall peaks into the interior space, while the shower juts outward to the exterior. Architect Alison Edwards says “The master shower is also accessible from the exterior providing double duty as the pool shower.”

The pebble shower flooring provides texture and visual interest while the bathroom counter and polished concrete floor are kept simple and elegant to balance the composition. The full height window and shower door frame the beautiful view and small atrium.

The pebble floor material continues outward to establish a rhythm amid the exterior weathered wood tiles, connecting the two spaces.

Looking toward the outside.

Looking inward to Master Bathroom.

Jade Architecture of Atascadero, CA Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019

Awarded by Community of Over 40 Million Monthly Users, Annual BOH Badge Highlights Home Remodeling & Design Professionals with Top Ratings and Most Popular Home Designs

Atascadero, California, January 31, 2019 – Jade Architecture of Atascadero has won “Best in Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The innovative architecture firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro's overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2018. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.

A “Best Of Houzz 2019” badge will appear on winners’ profiles as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

"Best of Houzz is a true badge of honor as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who are hiring design, remodeling and other home improvement professionals for their projects,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners chosen by our community as their favorites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight those winners on the Houzz website and app."

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Coastal Residence | Under Construction

Such a joy to see how this beautiful new contemporary home is progressing. Currently under construction, this new single family residence in Cayucos, CA has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a magnificent open living space with kitchen, dining and living rooms looking out onto the pool and canyon beyond.

Several features make this project stand out, including:

  • The magnificent watershed block wall traversing the length of the home. This block wall is the backbone or axis upon which this home is laid out. This wall is being built with minimal grout for solid wall appearance.

  • Corten metal panels, columns, and fascia elegantly trim the home.

  • Floating cantilevered ceiling extending outward over outdoor spaces.

  • Outdoor living space includes a pool, outdoor kitchen and a fireplace for year-round comfort.

There are also two aspects of the design that purposely do not stand out. The first are the rain gutters. By hiding the gutters within the roof, the corten fascia remains a clean and beautiful design element. The second are the recessed window shades. The floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors give an unobstructed view of the beauty beyond. When privacy is desired, the shades can be drawn from a cleverly recessed and hidden area in the ceiling.

Corten Metal

Watershed Block

“Watershed Block are the same size and offer the same structural characteristics of a traditional concrete block while using half the cement and using recycled material in place of virgin mined rock.” - Rammed Earth Works

“Watershed Block are the same size and offer the same structural characteristics of a traditional concrete block while using half the cement and using recycled material in place of virgin mined rock.” - Rammed Earth Works

“COR-TEN® resists the corrosive effects of rain, snow, ice, fog, and other meteorological conditions by forming a coating of dark brown oxidation over the metal, which inhibits deeper penetration and negates the need for painting and costly rust-prevention maintenance over the years.” - Corten

“COR-TEN® resists the corrosive effects of rain, snow, ice, fog, and other meteorological conditions by forming a coating of dark brown oxidation over the metal, which inhibits deeper penetration and negates the need for painting and costly rust-prevention maintenance over the years.” - Corten

Project Specifications

Architectural Style: Contemporary
Size: 2,670 s.f. of conditioned space and an attached 754 s.f. 2 car garage.
Location: Cayucos, CA
Contractor: Semmes and Co. Builders


The construction of this residence is now complete.
To see the finished project photos, click here.

Cambria Deck Addition | Completion

We are excited to share some photos of the completed Cambria Deck Addition.

The upper deck expands the living space, with a glass door off of the living room. This allows the Owners to enjoy the beautiful view throughout the year. The shaded lower patio and new concrete stairs connecting the patio allows easier access to the terraced yard.

Click here for Cambria Deck Addition | Under Construction

San Luis Obispo Residence | Part 2 - The Design

This is part 2 in a series about the design and construction of a new residence is San Luis Obispo.

Click here for San Luis Obispo Residence | Part 1 - Breaking Ground.

The Design

The clients had a very specific set of parameters, with unique features, but especially preferred room adjacencies that they were striving for so it was a fun puzzle…intricate. They had performed a high level of research and self education to help define their wants/needs/tastes and architectural preferences.  

The Style

The building style is to be Contemporary Ranch. We are going for a crisp, white contemporary ranch house. This includes steep roof pitches and smaller gables. Vaulted ceilings at main spaces/great room. With this Ranch home, we are really striving for the indoor/outdoor feel/California living/lifestyle/flow.  Maximizing views in nearly all directions.

The Process

Unique to the process was the level of customization with/for the Clients – it really drove the design. The Client’s were also very receptive to feedback/suggestions which was helpful, and ultimately the Clients were very happy with the layout which was is very rewarding.

San Luis Obispo Residence | Part 1 - Breaking Ground

Jade Architecture is proud to have worked on the design and construction documents of a new custom residence in San Luis Obispo. They have recently broken ground. Take a peak at the job site!

This is part 1 in a series about the design and construction of a new residence is San Luis Obispo.

Click here for San Luis Obispo Residence | Part 2 - The Design

Johnson's Deli Transformation

On the corner of the 'famous' Hwy 1 and Pier St, the gateway to the Oceano dunes, there is a market which contained an unused cold deli area.  It has now been transformed into a Hot Deli and full service commercial kitchen.