Nestled in the picturesque Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe, CAMPout is a stunning family retreat designed by Faulkner Architects.
With a focus on fire safety and contextual design, this property harmoniously blends with its surroundings while offering incredible views of Martis Valley and Lookout Mountain. Discover how CAMPout’s unique design elements create a sense of calm and connection for the family, while addressing the challenges of building in wildfire-prone areas.
Tucked away in the less populous region of Napa’s wine country, Glen Ellen, California, Faulkner Architects presents a distinctive architectural marvel, the Big Barn. This barn house serves as an idyllic retreat that beautifully merges rusticity and sophistication.
Echoing the area’s rich agricultural heritage, the Big Barn is a 3,900-square-foot residence (approx. 362 square meters) that encapsulates the elegance of country living just an hour away from bustling San Francisco. This two-story creation, shaped from an original 1950s ranch house, ingeniously blends the vocabularies of barns and homes, with the landscape’s rolling hills and oak tree groves providing a picturesque backdrop. Adorned with full-height ventilation shutters, an asymmetrical gabled roof, and steel sash glazing, the Big Barn is a testament to harmonious design that respects both the natural environment and the region’s historical context.
Nestled into the slopes of Truckee, California, Lookout House is a stunning masterpiece of modern architecture by Faulkner Architects. This unique mountain house has been thoughtfully designed to embrace the volcanic history of the region, situated at the base of a three-million-year-old volcano, and offering panoramic views of the Martis Valley.
Drawing inspiration from its surrounding landscape – ancient volcanic sediment, colossal boulders, and second-growth Jeffrey Pine and White Fir trees – this chalet seamlessly integrates with its mountainous terrain, creating a constant reference to the perpendicular horizon. Inside, the design boasts insulated concrete walls, volcanic basalt floors, and walnut detailing, presenting a tonality that allows the breathtaking exterior to take center stage. Infused with innovative sustainability features, the Lookout House illustrates a perfect fusion of design, functionality, and environmental consciousness, providing a refuge that is as beautiful as it is enduring.