The Goddard residence
is located on a heavily wooded hillside in the Sierra foothill community
of Chicago Park. The site included a fully mature landscape with
pond, large oaks and pines. An existing home in this setting was
determined not worthwhile to remodel because of its condition.
The new home was knit into the old setting with a minimum of disturbance.
The plan reflects the owners' desire for spaces scaled for entertainment
as well as quiet times. An office with separate entrance supports
a home-based therapy practice. An art studio is provided in a separate
building adjacent to the pool. The faceted tower form in the center
of the home contains the dining room at the lower floor and the
master bedroom above. All spaces emphasize a visual connection to
the surrounding natural landscape.
Finishes include cedar shingles and trim on the exterior and extensive
use of douglas fir and cherry cabinetry in the interior. Custom
design elements include an entry door, display niches, a glass etched
decorative panel and interior casework.
Jeff Gold & Associates provided the architectural design,
and Tru-Line Builders provided construction management for this custom residence,
completed in 2000.
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