Sustainable Retirement Home in Tune with California Landscape

By Emily Kaiser Thelin
A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest lightly on the land.
When David and Suzanne Rinaldo showed architect Jonathan Feldman the site for their new home in fall 2009, they told him they wanted a house with a certain lightness to it, like “a butterfly landing in a meadow.” It’s an apt image for the couple; they run a business out of their home, as management...