Aidlin Darling Design have completed the Paso Robles Residence, located in the desert of California’s Central Coast wine region.
The rural retreat home sits on an 80-acre agricultural site in the desert of California’s Central Coast wine region. The designers, San Francisco-based Aidlin Darling Design, winners of a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, embrace this with a layout that accentuates the indoor-outdoor continuity of rural life. The covered outdoor living and dining area is the heart of the home and the hub of family activity with the inclusion of an intimate fireplace overlooking the vast rural landscape.
The making of the home is grounded in the primal act of masonry walling. Concrete block walls create the spatial, social, and ecological organization of the building. Masonry was chosen for its elemental presence, its link to historic building traditions, and its visual and textural harmony with the surrounding natural environment. These walls create the
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