Watermill Residence

Photos by Michael Moran
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
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This waterfront house was designed for a family of three generations. The house is sited on the property so as to organize the space around it into a series of distinct exterior rooms; an entry court, a sports field, a shaded courtyard, and a pool terrace.

Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
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The spaces of the house are conceived to provide enclosure and scale, visually and spatially knitting together interior and exterior. An open section allows natural light to penetrate deep into the interior. The house is constructed of board formed and polished concrete, flush bleached cedar siding, and Douglas fir structural members and interior paneling.

Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
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The roofs of the house are planted with local grasses and wildflowers, creating an elevated meadow. The house is sited and configured to optimize prevailing breezes. Geothermal wells are used for cooling and radiant heating and concealed solar collectors on the upper roof heat the pool.


AREA: 7,200 sq ft

YEAR: 2012

Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
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Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
Andrew Berman Architect, Michael Moran · Watermill Residence
© Michael Moran/OTTO
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