212 Tucker, Healdsburg, CA
This project is for two new two story L shaped residences, and a garage with an ADU above.
Healdsburg’s characteristic residential architectural language of shady porches, light painted clapboard siding, and fertile landscapes, are reinterpreted in a contemporary style. The front of the building is a latticework screened porch with a colonnaded portico. Linear planters define the edge of the property. Drought resistant planting covers the ground between the planters and porch.
Each of the linked L shaped units are completed to form square walled courtyards which the interiors merge with through sliding glass doors. The ‘walls’ are the outer boundaries that include the court space. The three bedrooms above overlook the courtyards. Lattices provide shade and small pools create cool.
A simple palette of materials are used throughout. Walls are white painted metal siding, lattices white painted slats. Permeable concrete pavers are used for hardscape.
On the west side, a 10’ wide walkway connects the two residence and ADU to the garage off the alley, providing fire access to the courts. Four covered parking spaces and one visitor parking are provided off the alley. Above the garage is the one bedroom ADU.
The aim of the project is to increase density but retain neighborhood scale. The 24’ tall building’s roof provides maximum flat area for photovoltaics and solar water panels.