- Name: Bridge House
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 5
- Size: 5,575 sq. ft.
- Built: 2005
The Bridge House Residence, designed by renowned architect Stanley Saitowitz, is situated on a stunning fifteen-acre site consisting of grassy woodlands and a picturesque ravine that runs through it. The house itself is an impressive feat of engineering, spanning the ravine from east to west as a continuous 22′ wide two-story bar. To enter the house, visitors ascend a staircase leading up to an entry court that connects to two open courts along the upper bridge. One of the courts serves as the main entrance, while the other links the main house to a guest house and pool.
The upper level of the house contains the living areas, with continuous glass walls providing expansive views to the north of the surrounding hillside. On the lower level, the bedrooms have glass walls that face south, offering a more defined and closed experience of the landscape, focused on a nearby theater. The design of the house allows for two contrasting experiences of the site, one broad and expansive, and the other more intimate and focused.
The Bridge House Residence is clad in corten steel plate, which gives it a rustic and industrial look that blends seamlessly with the surrounding golden grass slopes. The blue pool branches off from the bar and projects out from the hill, creating a striking visual contrast with the warm tones of the building’s steel exterior. A deck connects the two open courts on the north side of the house and leads to paths that meander through the landscape and up the hill. Overall, the Bridge House Residence is a testament to Saitowitz’s skillful blend of form and function, as well as his innovative approach to integrating architecture with the natural environment.
- Architect: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc
- Photography: Rien van Rijthoven
- Location: San Anselmo, Marin, CA, USA