Lot 56: Carmel Valley

The lot: 2.5 acres. 15 miles from the mouth of the Carmel River. Just past Carmel Valley Village. In the Via Los Tulares neighborhood. 940’ Elevation.

From the East on the left to the South to the West on the right.

From the East on the left to the South to the West on the right.

After the trees were “lifted”

After the trees were “lifted”

The Inspiration: To build a steel house with minimal disturbance to the land. Large open interior spaces with glass walls facing south looking over the Santa Lucia Mountains. We found Blue Sky Building Systems https://blueskybuildingsystems.com/

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We stayed in the   Graham Residence   to experience the Blue Sky System.

We stayed in the Graham Residence to experience the Blue Sky System.


The Idea: We wanted to fit the house in between the 30+ trees. We had soils, septic, and fire department out prior to purchasing thanks to our Real Estate agent Kim DiBenedetto https://www.kimnegotiateshomes.com/

Sketches we made and reviewed with the Monterey County planners before purchasing the lot

Sketches we made and reviewed with the Monterey County planners before purchasing the lot

Sketches we made and reviewed with the Monterey County planners before purchasing the lot

Sketches we made and reviewed with the Monterey County planners before purchasing the lot


The Architect: Blue Sky connected us with Andrew Goodwin who already new the system www.andrewgoodwin.us

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Blue Sky Building Systems Frame

Blue Sky Building Systems Frame

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Storypoles

Storypoles


Construction: Andrew connected us with KGM Construction. The two have worked together. www.kgmconstruction.com

Driveway cut-in

Driveway cut-in

1,500 gallon septic

1,500 gallon septic

Six 75’ leach fields

Six 75’ leach fields

Pouring the Footings - CLICK ON IMAGE to see video, password - 56