Safdie Rabines Architect designed the Hilltop House in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
This luxury Hilltop House has been designed to maximize the 360 degree views from its location on a hill. Six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an office tower, a library, study room and the media about 10,000 square feet of luxury living and patios, terraces, garage and six cars: wow this house has it all!
Add to this impressive list of a spectacular entrance, high ceilings with wood beams, travertine marble floors and imported teak, 5 fireplaces, solar screens and pop-ups high, Lutron lighting, video security system, the state cooking, art and luxury suite and a bathroom.
The Hilltop House by Safdie Rabines:
“The home was designed to maximize the 360 degree views from its hilltop location, just north of San Diego. An open plan in the public areas of the home features four cascading levels of reverse butterfly roofs with clerestory windows to illuminate and ventilate. The stacked open beam ceilings delineate warm intimate spaces despite the nearly 10,000 square feet of space. Cantilever spans are supported by steel beams.
The house is sited and structurally engineered for energy efficiency. The reverse roof slope drains off rising warm air through clerestories with the help of cool ocean cross breezes. In winter, southern windows provide an abundance of passive solar heating. On cloudy days, hydronic radiant floors powered by German made boilers efficiently heat from the bottom up.”