This beautiful home located at the base of a canyon in Big Sur is made from an array of materials, including copper and concrete. Fougeron Architecture designed the Jackson House as a modern holiday house on stilts that appears to float over the site.

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The house was designed as a place where the inhabitants can enjoy their weekends and reconnect with nature. Fougeron Architecture worked for three and a half years with several consultants to build the modern family retreat.

Exterior of home clad in copper and concrete

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The main design challenge was to create a building that would blend into the steep canyon walls, while resting gently on the land so as not to disturb the fragile environment. The home is composed of four main volumes nestled under an over-sized butterfly roof that extends out to create covered terraces. The retreat balances the relationship between communal living and privacy.

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Photos by Richard Barnes

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Jackson House, Fougeron Architecture, holiday home, house on stilts, Big Sur, California, copper, concrete, glass façade, family retreat, butterfly roof, terrace, green architecture

Jackson House, Fougeron Architecture, holiday home, house on stilts, Big Sur, California, copper, concrete, glass façade, family retreat, butterfly roof, terrace, green architecture

Jackson House, Fougeron Architecture, holiday home, house on stilts, Big Sur, California, copper, concrete, glass façade, family retreat, butterfly roof, terrace, green architecture