Part of Marin Living: Home Tours, House on the Bay, designed by Italian architect Andrea Ponsi with Jensen Architects as architect on record, sits on the prime shore of Tiburon Bay in California. Given its waterfront location, the house descends towards the beach with subtle changes in the elevation.

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The roof is covered in a standing seam copper that will weather naturally over time, as will the Ipe rainscreen facade.

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Horizontal lines play a large part in the design of the home with wooden slats covering the exterior and the solar glass panels covering the walkways.

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The design is composed of four distinct pavilions that form off of an open, interior courtyard and art gallery. The courtyard extends the interior space with the placement of large sliding glass doors and windows that completely open the space up. The same goes for the waterfront deck.

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The wide hallways are filled with sun from the interior courtyard and the window-lined exterior walls of the house. Wooden slats help with providing shade from the direct sun.

House on the Bay by Andrea Ponsi with Jensen Architects in main architecture  Category

Photos above by Richard Barnes.

House on the Bay by Andrea Ponsi with Jensen Architects in main architecture  Category

House on the Bay by Andrea Ponsi with Jensen Architects in main architecture  Category

House on the Bay by Andrea Ponsi with Jensen Architects in main architecture  Category

House on the Bay by Andrea Ponsi with Jensen Architects in main architecture  Category

Previous four photos by Andrea Ponsi.