Project: Pelican Residence



Pelican Residence

Location: Sea Ranch, California

The principal of ‘living lightly on the land’ is a fundamental part of the philosophy at Sea Ranch, one of the West’s original sustainable communities. So preserving the coastal meadow habitat, and wildlife corridors were of primary importance in our planning for this beautiful contemporary residence. We also minimized earthwork by collaborating with the architect to integrate the house and driveway fluidly into the topography of the site itself. Design consideration of the complex soils in the region allowed us to establish effective drainage patterns that help sustain the coastal meadow. By working with the natural forces of this stunning landscape, Sherwood was able to design a residence that embodies the ideal of sustainability.

Image Credit: Nick Noyes Architecture