Carmel Hilltop Getaway Turned Full-Time Family Home

Carmel Hilltop Getaway Turned Full-Time Family Home

Susie Nadler
Mar 5, 2009
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The Yee family, whose Carmel home was featured in today's New York Times, originally intended for their house to be a weekend getaway. They'd purchased a parcel of land on the wooded Santa Lucia preserve, an old Spanish hacienda that had been subdivided for single-family homes. But unlike the mostly Mediterranean homes nearby, theirs is a kind of mini-compound, a modern take on the barns and outbuildings of a farm. Once it was built, they knew their family belonged there full time. Details after the jump...

Texas-based Lake Flato architects, known for integrating their designs into the landscape, planned the house as a series of connected structures sprawled across a single story. That way, the house maintains a low profile on the hilltop, but the family still has a lot of space, and each room takes advantage of the expansive view of the wooded hills. The building materials—corrugated steel, local Carmel limestone, Douglas Fir paneling—are intended to echo the property's agrarian roots.

Read the whole story and see more photos, along with details of the home's construction and décor, at The New York Times.

Photos: Sara Remington for The New York Times.

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