Award Winning Caterpillar House by Feldman Architecture
When a new client walked into the office of Jonathan Feldman and told him she wanted his firm to design a modern-day ranch house for her property in Carmel Valley, the architect’s heart sank. He was, after all, working on two projects in which he was “de-ranchifying” the long, low and famously dark houses. But his client took her inspiration from a different kind of ranch house: the originals designed by Cliff May, the architect who invented the form. (Later, bastardized versions were more akin to low-slung tract housing than light-filled Case Study dwellings.) “She had lived in a May house, and wanted to have that experience again,” says Feldman...