Halls-Ridge-Knoll-Guest-House-12Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House has won the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Housing Award in the One and Two Family Custom category.

With details of glass, timber, and stone that is responsive to the surrounding hillside, this guesthouse is one element in a vacation retreat that is located on a former cattle ranch in the Santa Lucia Preserve near Carmel, California. Additional structures on the retreat include the main residence and a workshop.


Amongst manzanita trees and live oaks, views look out onto the Los Padres National Forest and the San Clemente Mountains.

Sustainability features of the Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House include natural daylighting, overhanging roof, natural ventilation, and naturally weathered zinc roofing. Wood that was reclaimed from a barn was used for flooring.