"Odyssey"

Submitted by Jorie Clark

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Client: Tom and Lyn Christal

Location: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States

Completion date: 2011

Project Team

Interior Designer

Jorie Clark

Jorie Clark Design

Architect

Overland Partners Architects

Overland Partners Architects

Other

Vortex Lighting

Vortex Lighting

Artist

Gorden Huether

Gorden Huether Studios

Landscape Architect

Bernard Trainor and Associates

Bernard Trainor and Associates

Other

Berkley Mills

Berkley Mills

Other

Tom Reynolds General Contracting

Tom Reynolds General Contracting

Client

Tom and Lyn Christal

[email protected]

Industry Resource

Muicci Collection

Muicci Collection

Overview

The owners enjoyed their 2200 sq.ft. cottage in Carmel, California. Determined to build to the same square footage, but stay within the building footprint, the result was a greatly increased sense of volume and indoor outdoor relationship. The team abstracted the principals of boat building, utilizing built- in furniture to conserve space fully opening window walls to expand spaces, and illuminated art glass screen walls.

Goals

The artworks were meticulously and seamlessly integrated into the interior and exterior of the project. A "nautical" palette of glass elements and screens representing forms of water, shipbuilding woods including teak siding and flooring, dossier paneling, stainless steel , waterproof plaster and stone completed the material palette.

Process

The project required intensive collaboration between all disciplines, architectural, construction, interior design, lighting design, landscape architect, glass artisan, woodworkers and clients. Each played a significant role in the project which was highly detailed and compact.

Additional Information

A seemingly small beach cottage can really fool you. This chameleon can be a cozy beach hideaway, or expand to accommodate a large party and like undersea animals, transform itself.