Approximately 3,800 s.f. single-floor residence on a 10 acre ridge site in the Soquel area, Santa Cruz Mountain Range with spectacular views across a second, tree-lined ridge to the Pacific Ocean.  The house is well-integrated into its sloping site among groves of oak, pine and redwood, assuring almost complete privacy.  A naturally shaped swimming pool and Japanese garden is sheltered between the house and an extensive garden wall of stone and redwood.  The house is generous in open volumes of light-filled space; informal with a sense of repose.  All of the principal rooms share a sunny orientation to a magnificent ravine--filled with many live oaks and other specimens--and a creek.  All built-in cabinetry, furnishings and landscaping designed by Aaron Green as well as selection of carpets and fabrics.

Sandstone masonry predominates inside and out.  Rooms are warmly accented with a variety of dark woods--teak to frame the abundant windows and rough-sawn redwood for panelling.  The roof is covered with red cedar shingles with deep overhangs to protect the spaces from summer heat and inclement weather; overhangs pierced in strategic locations to cast moving sun patterns on the floors and walls.  Floors are either integrally colored concrete or flagstone and incorporate a hydronic system of radiant heating.  Plaster ceilings and soffits for indirect lighting flow continuously from space to space.

Aaron G. Green Associates, Inc.
5 Third Street Suite 224
San Francisco, CA 94103
415 777.0530 voice
415 777.1014 fax

Ohta Residence
Soquel, California