Las Cumbres Residence

  • Fuse Architects
  • General Contractor-­ Mahue Construction
  • Los Gatos, California, 2012
  • 4,400 square feet



On a wooded site high in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this warm, light filled home for a family of four is all about togetherness and comfortable indoor outdoor living. With the garage, laundry, and circulation space tucked into the northeast half of the house, the kitchen, living, and dining area occupies the entire southwest corner of the house, opening out onto a spacious deck shaded by the adjacent oak trees. Upstairs, the vaulted ceilings in the bedrooms and office express the butterfly roof overhead, while a second story deck provides additional sunny outdoor space looking out over the nearby forest. Outside, below the exposed glulam beams of the butterfly roof, the house is clad in a low­ maintenance exterior of weathered steel and phenolic resin panels.