Ridge Top Retreat
Craftsmen enjoy the challenge and satisfaction of shaping wood or stone into something useful and beautiful. That artistry and the expertise of JMA’s carpenters and skilled subcontractors is evident in every detail of this Asian-influenced Craftsman home. One challenge was new California building code requirements for fire safety in a wilderness-urban interface zone. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) were used to support the pitched metal and flat hot-mop roofs. The unusually small space between the SIPs and ceiling framing meant roughing in electrical and ceiling-mounted fire sprinkler systems in very tight quarters, and hiding sprinkler pipes in a fairly open structure. A guesthouse, garage, pool, stand-alone spa, concrete fire pit, fountain and bocce court completed the project.