815 Almar Ave. #17,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
TEL: 831.423.3140
FAX: 831.423.3021
License #342355

Porter Residence

Architect: Matson/Britton  •  Location: Santa Cruz, CA., 2009-2012

Project Description

New Home Construction and Sea Wall  •  3,500 sq ft  •  4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths  •

This is the house, built by Schultz Construction, that truly has it all. Located on Pleasure Point with expansive views of Monterey Bay. The curving, undulating roof, (we called it the “leaf” roof) was mocked up, literally “lofted”, at full scale on a warehouse floor; before we fabricated the structural components.  The first part of the project involved construction of a tied-back , shot-crete seawall. Access for the drilling rig was via crane over the house, from the street. Most impressively this home is a fine example of a fully green building.

  • Ground source geo thermal heating
  • Hydrogen fuel cell emergency power
  • 1,000 sq ft photo-voltaic array
  • Radiant floor hydronic heating
  • African mahogany doors and windows by Bruckner of Austria
  • Australian cedar doors by Florian
  • Sustainably grown black walnut flooring
  • Mahogany open spiral staircase
  • Curved roof and wall elements
  • Ipe and stainless steel decks
  • Colored interior plaster
  • Central reinforced concrete structural sculpture containing fireplace, chimney, main staircase, waterfall and pond made from mahogany, limestone and brick
  • Soundproof motorcycle mechanics room
  • Integrated home automation system controlling lighting, heating, security, data, video and sound
  • Rhein-Zinc standing seam metal roof, gutters, downspouts and exterior flashing
  • Reinforced Shotcrete sea wall with drilled tie-back, post tensioned tendon anchors