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Plemons Residence
Shell Beach, California


The Plemons residence is a three story, 4,300 square foot home built on a
steep, ocean-facing lot. Floor plan organization and architectural detailing follow Craftsman traditions, about which the owners are well informed and passionate.

The house is rotated on the site, in
part to direct primary views to the
intersection of land and sea. It is
configured as a bridge over the
driveway, to minimize the built/paved footprint and maximize landscaping. Circulation through the plan moves upward from more public to more private spaces.

Custom wood joinery, wrought ironwork, fixtures, finishes, and details like stone selection for exterior masonry involved extensive collaboration between the architects, owners, interior designer, materials suppliers, and craftsmen.

The Plemons residence received an AIACCC honor award, was selected by Frontgate
for their “America’s Finest Homes” series, and has appeared in several publications, including the book, Living With Arts & Crafts, by Ros Byam Shaw.

Client: Charles and Evelyn Plemons
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FRASER SEIPLE ARCHITECTS __________ 971 OSOS STREET __________SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA 93401 __________T: 805.544.6161_________F: 805.544.6183