architecture residential orlando residence II
Redding, California - 2010





THE PROJECT
To design and build a unique contemporary ~2700 sq.ft. primary residence
in the countryside outside Redding with dramatic views of Mt. Shasta.
To explore the possible uses of rammed earth walls, photovoltaic panels, and other green elements.

THE SITE
An existing "level" pad on a large rural site with rolling hills, pine and scrub oaks.

THE CLIENT
Dr. Gino & Lori Orlando
Redding, California

THE BUILDER
Building Adventures
Jamie Lynn, Contractor


After final designs had been approved, building estimates caused several cost-saving adjustments to the plans.
In April of 2012, long after a building permit had been granted using the adjusted plans, the project was still postponed due to a lack of available financing.
Some time later, the Owner arranged with the contractor to make additional design changes to further reduce the cost of construction.
While the exterior design changed sigificantly, including eliminating the vaulted roof, the original floor plan and many of the interior details were retained.
Images below show both the original permitted design, in model form, and, in comparison, photos of the interior where relatively minor changes were made.


unless noted otherwise all images copyright d. holmes chamberlin jr architect llc



Site, with views of Mt. Shasta, Orlando Residence II, Redding, California, 2009.


The General Layout
The general layout of the house has multiple purposes.
First, it is designed to define and "cup" protectively around the deck and pool area in front and the courtyard entry at the rear.
Secondly, it is designed to focus all primary views toward the distant Mt. Shasta which lies in a straight line north from the center of the house.
Thirdly, it is designed to be very open to the natural environment, but maximise, as possible, privacy from neighbors to the west and south (elevated above).



Aerial view of the site looking in from the east, Orlando Residence II, Redding, California, 2010.



View of the east elevation, , Orlando Residence II, Redding, California, 2010.
Master Bath garden is to the left and the round window is in the Master Bedroom.



View of the virtual model with the roof removed, , Orlando Residence II, Redding, California, 2010.


    
Model view of the Greatroom from the entry looking north, Orlando Residence II, Redding, California, 2010.
To the right is the granite waterwall feature as it was built.



Model view of the vaulted Greatroom from the view deck, Orlando Residence II, Redding, California, 2010.



Diningroom looking out over the terrace toward Mt. Shasta, Orlando Residence II, Redding, California, 2014.



Model view of the Greatroom from the east looking toward the Kitchen, Orlando Residence II, Redding, California, 2010.



Kitchen with most of the original elements intact, Orlando Residence II, Redding, California, 2014.



Detail of the Kitchen sink with views of Mt. Shasta, Diningroom beyond, Orlando Residence II, Redding, California, 2014.



Den/Office with built-in cabinets and multi-media, Orlando Residence II, Redding, California, 2014.



Master Bedroom with views of Mt. Shasta, Orlando Residence II, Redding, California, 2014.
Large round window seen in model view of East Elevation (above) was not incorporated in final build.



Built-in shelving next to patio door, Master Bedroom, Orlando Residence II, Redding, California, 2014.


    
Details of the Master Bath with large walk-in shower, both of which open out into a Bath Garden, Orlando Residence II, Redding, California, 2014.



Detail of Powder Room, Orlando Residence II, Redding, California, 2014.








copyright d. holmes chamberlin jr architect llc
page last revised april 2015