Juniper Ridge

Design Guidelines for Custom Homes on Juniper Ridge
Mammoth Lakes, California

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A new community of approximately forty homes, set on a densely vegetated ridge enjoying spectacular views, with minimum lot sizes of around a quarter acre.

The developer wished to allow development of the lots, encouraging context-respecting design, while allowing individual design freedom. Guidelines were developed to encourage careful massing and straightforward detailing. Allowable materials were selected for their durability and their evocative qualities, inspired by the great lodges of the western national parks and local mining towns. Extensive, collaborative design reviews provided instructive coaching.