The Full Montara

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January 20, 2009
Originally published in Green Goes Mainstream
In Montara, California, architect Michael Maltzan designed a home for, his sister and brother-in-law. From certain vantage points, the home’s unique angles result in M.C. Escher–like optical illusions.
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  In Montara, California, architect Michael Maltzan designed a home for, his sister and 
brother-in-law. From certain vantage points, the home’s unique angles result in M.C. Escher–like optical illusions.
    In Montara, California, architect Michael Maltzan designed a home for, his sister and brother-in-law. From certain vantage points, the home’s unique angles result in M.C. Escher–like optical illusions.
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  Thomas surveys the surf from the upstairs deck adjacent to the “quiet room.” Almost every room in the house, up and downstairs, opens to the outdoors.
    Thomas surveys the surf from the upstairs deck adjacent to the “quiet room.” Almost every room in the house, up and downstairs, opens to the outdoors.
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  On an overcast day, Montara’s beach is almost completely deserted.
    On an overcast day, Montara’s beach is almost completely deserted.
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  The couple’s son Dylan and dog Petra enjoy the deck while Mary Kate and Thomas work in the kitchen below. Sliding doors open to the outdoors on both sides.
    The couple’s son Dylan and dog Petra enjoy the deck while Mary Kate and Thomas work in the kitchen below. Sliding doors open to the outdoors on both sides.
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  The master bedroom faces Montara’s coastal mountains. The Tolomeo lamp is by Artemide.
    The master bedroom faces Montara’s coastal mountains. The Tolomeo lamp is by Artemide.
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