The longitudinal axis is set parallel to a cul de sac street and perpendicular to both the sloping grade and coastline. This approach allows the house to both merge with, and elevate above, its setting, while the various space requirements expand out along the sides of the axis according to their program, height, and orientation preferences. Rooms are cooled naturally with manually operated hatches and passive ventilation chimneys.

hubbard residence, the sea ranch, ca