Architecture Design Residential

Turner Residence by Jensen Architects

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Location: Larkspur, CA, USA

Size/Floor Area: 5,302 sq.ft. (+7,710 sq.ft. Decks & Terrace)

Year: 2013

  • Awards

    American Architecture Award for 2015
    2015 AIA CC Honor Award
    International Design Awards 2013 Honorable Mention


Design Team and Credit Information    

Architect: Jensen Architects  jensen architects

Mark Jensen, Frank Merritt, Chris Kalos (project leads)
Ricardo Gonzalez, Robert Pei, Kyle Belcher, Chris Chalmers (project team)

Structural Engineer: Tipping Mar & Associates

Civil Engineer: Sherwood Design Engineers

Geotechnical Engineer: Miller-Pacific Engineering Group

Landscape Architect: Terra Ferma Landscapes

Land Surveyor: R.W. Davis & Associates

Waterproofing Consultant: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Interior Designer: Nicole Hollis Interior Design

Arboricultural Consultant: Urban Forestry Associates

Lighting Controls, A/V: North Shore Consulting

Acoustical: Charles M. Salter Associates

Model Shop: ZdP Models

Photographer: Mariko Reed, Ellen Turner


A plinth and a pavilion. Nestled into the hillside, the long, solid plinth contains the private rooms of the house. Atop this plinth sits a transparent living and dining pavilion that opens up completely for access to the outdoor decks, pool patio and expansive views to Mount Tamalpais and the bay. An elegant structural solution allows the views to be uninterrupted by perimeter sheer walls. The majority of the site is left undeveloped with its forest of native oaks intact.

©jensen architects

Jensen Architects


Mark Jensen, AIA Mark Jensen

Frank Merritt, AIA Frank Merritt

Dean Orr, AIA Dean Orr

Steven Huegli, AIA Steve Huegli


Jensen Architects
833 Market Street, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone +1 415 348 9650
Fax +1 415 348 9651

VISIT jensen architects

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