Tara from Dornbracht sets elegant accents in the Branch House in Montecito
The Branch House is located in Montecito, California. Eight pavilions arranged in relation to each other, which merge with nature thanks to their airy design, characterize the appearance of the residential building. By linking with the landscape and the open floor plan, it is reminiscent of the Case Study Houses from Los Angeles, translated into modern times. The stylish interior is completed by Dornbracht’s iconic Tara in different versions.
A well thought-out system
The positioning of the eight structures, which are distributed floating on the plot, and the room layout appear random, but follow a clearly defined system: For example, the course of the sun, the tree population and the desired use of the rooms play a decisive role.
The further one advances into the interior of the residential building, the more private the rooms become – from the living and dining room to the kitchen and the office to the bedrooms, the bathrooms and the studio. A glass walkway connects the volumes and also serves as a private art gallery. The highlight is the view of nature, which is brought into special focus by the various angles and shapes, as well as the glass facades and copper shingle roofs.
Reduced interior with highlights
The polished concrete floor, the simple veneer surfaces and the white walls make the interior look deliberately reduced. In addition, the simple elements skillfully showcase the clients’ art collection. In the kitchen and bathrooms, Tara by Dornbracht sets eye-catching accents. The fitting provides fresh drinking water no less than three times in the open-plan kitchen. The Tara Pot Filler is a wall-mounted variant that can be used to fill pots with water directly at the stove.
In the bathrooms, too, which are characterized by multi-dimensional room geometries, Tara shows just how versatile its design is: Its clean lines, sleek semi-circular spout and balanced proportions skilfully complete the Californian home. Tiles in blue, pink and yellow contrast directly with the simple interior design.