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The Schnabel Family Retreat | Palm Springs, California | 2015

The Schnabel Family Retreat | Palm Springs, California | 2015

Architects: Studio AR&D Architects
Client: Sean Lockyer
General Contractor: Studio AR&D Architects
Photographer: Michal Utterback

The Schnabel residence is centered on the idea of bringing family together. The young family of five emphasized their desire to create a home that was meant to be enjoyed by extended family and friends now, and for generations to come.

As a result, a dynamic design swept the site leaving the family with a lively vacation home that is underscored by the various nodes of activity.

Fading into the rolling and rocky, hillside landscape, this retreat absorbs the 360 degrees of captivating mountain, city and valley.

The project becomes fully engrained in the site when the warm colors of the desert’s minerals seem to ignite the architecture consisting of concrete and Corten steel cladding which burns a deep red and orange.

Roof gardens, boulder scapes, and drought tolerant landscape meadows, allow the home to blend seamlessly with landscape while reinforcing a strong connection between the indoor and outdoor areas.

Connection to the landscape and terrain throughout the property was an integral part of the design for the project.

The Schnabel Family Retreat

The Schnabel Family Retreat

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