Lot 56: Carmel Valley

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

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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To experience the Blue Sky System we stayed in the Graham House.

To experience the Blue Sky System we stayed in the Graham House.

It’s located in Yucca Valley and available on AirBnB   Graham Residence

It’s located in Yucca Valley and available on AirBnB Graham Residence


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 (from San Luis Obispo) who already new the system www.andrewgoodwin.us

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AGD’s 3D printed model

AGD’s 3D printed model


Storypoles

Storypoles


Construction: Andrew connected us with KGM Construction (also from San Luis Obispo). 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

Septic field finished

Septic field finished

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CLICK for VIDEO - Pouring the foundation

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Blue Sky Building Systems setting the first columns

Blue Sky Building Systems setting the first columns

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CLICK for VIDEO - Time Lapse - Blue Sky team assembles the system in 7 days

Up on the rooftop

Up on the rooftop

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