The Minch residence
is located in the Stonebridge residential community of Nevada City.
Prominent features of the site include a large cedar tree, rock
outcrops, and a south-facing slope. Placement of the building was
based on integrating these elements into an extensive terraced garden
landscape that was an important part of the client's program.
The building design expresses the owners' love for craftsman style
homes, fine woodworking details, and the timeless qualities of granite
stonework. The exterior finishes combine shingles and stone, and
brick edging at the patios. The interiors utilize douglas fir paneling
and trim, and hickory cabinetry.
The plan incorporates an extensive library that is part of the
common space. Cabinetry throughout the home provides plate shelves
for display of their pottery collection. The primary living areas
and master bedroom are placed at the ground level. Guest bedrooms
are clustered at the upper floor level, with a reading room loft
overlooking the vaulted living room.
Gold & Associates provided the architectural design, and Jon Klingelhofer
provided construction management for this custom residence, completed
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