Santa Lucia Preserve Residence, California

Sagan Piechota creates hillside California home surrounded by oak trees

A grand, open-air staircase cuts through the centre of this spacious dwelling by US firm Sagan Piechota Architecture, which was designed to blend with the natural terrain.

The Santa Lucia Preserve Residence is located in Carmel Valley, a hilly region in central California dotted with wineries and golf courses. The home is set within a clearing on a sloped lot in a private community.  (Photos © Joe Fletcher)

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