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Turnbull Griffin Haesloop retrospective

Turnbull Griffin Haesloop retrospective

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    Joe Fletcher

    ra50 (Nov.-Dec. 2010) lake tahoe house
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    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Sebastopol, Calif.  / Merit Award / Less than 3,000 Square Feet
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    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Sebastopol, Calif. / Merit Award / Less than 3,000 Square Feet
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    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Sebastopol, Calif.  / Merit Award / Less than 3,000 Square Feet
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    David Wakely Photography

    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Sebastopol, Calif.  / Merit Award / Less than 3,000 Square Feet
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    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Sebastopol, Calif.  / Merit Award / Less than 3,000 Square Feet
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    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Sebastopol, Calif.  / Merit Award / Less than 3,000 Square Feet
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    David Wakely Photography

    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Sebastopol, Calif.  / Merit Award / Less than 3,000 Square Feet
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    Courtesy Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Sebastopol, Calif.  / Merit Award / Less than 3,000 Square Feet
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    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Sebastopol, Calif.  / Merit Award / Less than 3,000 Square Feet
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    Courtesy Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Sebastopol, Calif.  / Merit Award / Less than 3,000 Square Feet
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    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Sebastopol, Calif.  / Merit Award / Less than 3,000 Square Feet
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    David Wakely Photography

    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Sebastopol, Calif.  / Merit Award / Less than 3,000 Square Feet
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    David Wakely Photography

    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Atherton, Calif. / Grand Award / 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet
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    David Wakely Photography

    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Atherton, Calif. / Grand Award / 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet
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    David Wakely Photography

    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Atherton, Calif. / Grand Award / 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet
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    David Wakely Photography

    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Atherton, Calif. / Grand Award / 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet
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    David Wakely Photography

    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Atherton, Calif. / Grand Award / 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet
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    David Wakely Photography

    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Atherton, Calif. / Grand Award / 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet
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    Courtesy Turnbull Griffin Haeslo

    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Atherton, Calif. / Grand Award / 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet
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    Courtesy Turnbull Griffin Haeslo

    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Atherton, Calif. / Grand Award / 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet
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    Courtesy Turnbull Griffin Haeslo

    2010 CHDA / Private Residence, Atherton, Calif. / Grand Award / 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet
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    David Wakely

    details issue: one step up (Sept. 2008)
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    Courtesy Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

    details issue: one step up (Sept. 2008)
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    details issue: one step up (Sept. 2008)
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    Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

    2008 rada / private residence, carmel valley, calif. / merit award / custom, more than 3,500 square feet
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    Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

    2008 rada / private residence, carmel valley, calif. / merit award / custom, more than 3,500 square feet
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    Matthew Millman

    2008 rada / private residence, carmel valley, calif. / merit award / custom, more than 3,500 square feet
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    Matthew Millman

    2008 rada / private residence, carmel valley, calif. / merit award / custom, more than 3,500 square feet
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    Matthew Millman

    2008 rada / private residence, carmel valley, calif. / merit award / custom, more than 3,500 square feet
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    Matthew Millman

    2008 rada / private residence, carmel valley, calif. / merit award / custom, more than 3,500 square feet
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    2008 CHDA / Walden, Colo., Residence / Custom Home of the Year
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    2008 CHDA / Walden, Colo., Residence / Custom Home of the Year
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    2008 CHDA / Walden, Colo., Residence / Custom Home of the Year
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    2008 CHDA / Walden, Colo., Residence / Custom Home of the Year
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    2008 CHDA / Walden, Colo., Residence / Custom Home of the Year
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    2008 CHDA / Walden, Colo., Residence / Custom Home of the Year
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    2008 CHDA / Walden, Colo., Residence / Custom Home of the Year
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    2008 CHDA / Walden, Colo., Residence / Custom Home of the Year
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    2008 CHDA / Walden, Colo., Residence / Custom Home of the Year
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    Jim Alinder

    vacation homes: the sea inside (July 2006)
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    Jim Alinder

    vacation homes: the sea inside (July 2006)
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    Jim Alinder

    vacation homes: the sea inside (July 2006)
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    Jim Alinder

    vacation homes: the sea inside (July 2006)
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    Jim Alinder

    vacation homes: the sea inside (July 2006)
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    Jim Alinder

    vacation homes: the sea inside (July 2006)
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    Jim Alinder

    vacation homes: the sea inside (July 2006)
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    vacation homes: the sea inside (July 2006)
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    David Wakely

    2006 CHDA / Sausalito, Calif., Residence / Grand Award / Custom Renovation
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    David Wakely

    2006 CHDA / Sausalito, Calif., Residence / Grand Award / Custom Renovation
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    Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

    2006 CHDA / Sausalito, Calif., Residence / Grand Award / Custom Renovation
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    Peter Aaron/Esto

    2003 rada / private residence, napa, calif. / merit award / custom, more than 3,500 square feet
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    Peter Aaron/Esto

    2003 rada / private residence, napa, calif. / merit award / custom, more than 3,500 square feet
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    Peter Aaron/Esto

    2003 rada / private residence, napa, calif. / merit award / custom, more than 3,500 square feet
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    Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

    2003 rada / private residence, napa, calif. / merit award / custom, more than 3,500 square feet
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    David Duncan Livingston

    2003 rada / private residence, st. helena, calif. / merit award / custom, less than 2,000 square feet
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    David Duncan Livingston

    2003 rada / private residence, st. helena, calif. / merit award / custom, less than 2,000 square feet
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    Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

    2003 rada / private residence, st. helena, calif. / merit award / custom, less than 2,000 square feet
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    Robert Cardin

    William Turnbull’s philosophy of unpretentious living, ex­pressed at The Sea Ranch Condominium (1964).

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    Matthew Millman

    The Stinson Beach house combats wind and water with its concrete floor and Trex deck and a pair of projecting sunrooms that double as wind blocks.

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    Matthew Millman

    Griffin and Haesloop are constantly devising ways to guide natural light into their buildings. The Bunch residence in Napa, Calif., (1999) accordions down its hillside site.

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    Matthew Millman

    Any house on the California coast receives a hearty beating from the elements. The Stinson Beach house combats wind and water with its concrete floor and Trex deck.

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    Matthew Millman

    Any house on the California coast receives a hearty beating from the elements. The Stinson Beach house combats wind and water with its concrete floor and Trex deck.

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    Matthew Millman

    Griffin and Haesloop are constantly devising ways to guide natural light into their buildings. The Bunch residence in Napa, Calif., (1999) accordions down its hillside site. Each fold allows the placement of more windows, drenching interiors in sunlight.

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    Matthew Millman

    The pleasures of the bath are well-appreciated in a Turnbull Griffin Haesloop house. At the Bunch residence, an elevated soaking tub beckons in the master bedroom.

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    Matthew Millman

    The pleasures of the bath are well-appreciated in a Turnbull Griffin Haesloop house. At the Bunch residence, an elevated soaking tub beckons in the master bedroom.

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    Mark Darley/Esto

    Teviot Springs, the 640-square-foot Sonoma County, Calif., retreat Turnbull and Griffin designed for themselves (1995), enlists the earth around it as additional living space. Its facade of French doors opens almost entirely to the site, intentionally confusing the boundaries between indoors and out.

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    Mark Darley/Esto

    A humble simplicity keeps the firm’s old and new projects beautifully grounded. At Teviot Springs, unassuming objects like an old-fashioned tub and a rustic dining table become part of the architecture.

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    Mark Darley/Esto

    A humble simplicity keeps the firm’s old and new projects beautifully grounded. At Teviot Springs, unassuming objects like an old-fashioned tub and a rustic dining table become part of the architecture.

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    Mark Darley/Esto

    From a distance, Teviot Springs appears to have dropped neatly into its vineyard site. True to their concern for the natural environment, Turnbull and Griffin used wood planks made from windfall trees to construct the house.

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    Mark Darley/Esto

    True to their concern for the natural environment, Turnbull and Griffin used wood planks made from windfall trees to construct the house.

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    Mark Darley/Esto

    True to their concern for the natural environment, Turnbull and Griffin used wood planks made from windfall trees to construct the house.

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    Peter Aaron/Esto

    Turnbull Griffin Haesloop’s ability to think holistically about architecture and landscaping sets the firm apart. It collaborated with San Francisco landscape architect Lutsko Associates on a Napa, Calif., weekend residence (1999).

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    David Duncan Livingston -

    The firm often creates outdoor rooms by pulling a house apart into separate buildings, as with a vacation home in St. Helena, Calif. (2000). A casual, window-lined nook serves as dining room.

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    David Duncan Livingston

    The firm often creates outdoor rooms by pulling a house apart into separate buildings, as with a vacation home in St. Helena, Calif. (2000).

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    Peter Aaron/Esto

    The Napa residence perches on its hilltop site. A delicate glass entry hall allows distant mountain views to sweep right through the house.

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    Peter Aaron/Esto

    The Napa residence perches on its hilltop site.

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    Peter Aaron/Esto

    Griffin and Haesloop like to punch up wood interiors with dashes of color. Bright-blue–stained oriented strand board fills in the spaces between ceiling timbers at the Napa house.

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    Peter Aaron/Esto

    The Napa residence perches on its hilltop site.

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turnbull griffin haesloop: recent and on the boards

turnbull griffin haesloop: recent and on the boards

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    Turnbull Griffin Haesloop designed Hupomone Ranch, a custom home currently under construction in Petaluma, Calif., to achieve a LEED-Platinum rating.

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    Shirley Sanderson

    In 2010 the firm completed this custom residence, nestled into a hillside in Kentfield, Calif.

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    David Wakely

    The Kentfield house displays Turnbull Griffin Haesloop’s signature ability to maximize a site’s potential, with framed views of Mt. Tamalpais and San Francisco Bay.

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    David Wakely

    A living roof, as well as solar hot-water panels, photovoltaics, and a rainwater system, helps lower the home’s environmental impact.

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    David Wakely

    A concrete retaining wall gracefully hugs the site’s curves, sheltering a serene lap pool.

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    A hand sketch of the Kentfield house.

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    A diagram of the home’s environmental features.

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    The project’s site plan.

 

The title of residential architect’s July 2003 cover story on Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, “Light on the Land,” alluded to the site-sensitive nature of the Northern California firm’s work. Nine years later, it seems even more appropriate, as the firm has delved deeper into the realm of sustainable design. Turnbull Griffin Haesloop has always tried to use passive solar principles and eco-friendly materials, but now many of its residential and institutional clients also are requesting more active green elements such as solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling, and rainwater collection. “More of our clients are coming with that commitment,” says partner Mary Griffin, FAIA.

Griffin and partners Eric Haesloop, FAIA, LEED AP, and Stefan Hastrup, AIA, LEED AP, note that state green building codes also have served to popularize sustainable design. “It’s no longer exotic,” Hastrup says. Among the firm’s recently completed projects is a LEED Platinum-certified building for an independent school in Ross, Calif. It’s also working on a house in Petaluma, Calif., that’s aiming for LEED Platinum, as well as a Passive House-designed prototype duplex for faculty housing in Pebble Beach, Calif. “[Sustainable design] is another layer of reading the site,” Haesloop says. “Some clients are really interested in water conservation. Some are into energy use. You get to explore different avenues.”

In 2006, the firm moved from Berkeley, Calif., to an office in San Francisco. As in the Berkeley space, the eight-person staff—including the partners—occupies an open studio environment that fosters communication and idea-sharing. “We still generally work on the designs together,” says Haesloop of himself, Griffin, and Hastrup, who became a partner in 2008.

Turnbull Griffin Haesloop’s mix of custom residential and small institutional clients has helped it weather the economic storms of the past few years. It’s also taken on some remodeling projects, including an under-construction renovation of a house in Sausalito, Calif. (An earlier Sausalito remodel, of Griffin’s own home, won a 2006 Custom Home Design Award.

The firm is in the early stages of teaming with a prefab builder on an affordable housing development, and it’s also got some custom homes and school/community projects in various stages. “We have to be really flexible,” Griffin says, citing the unpredictable economy and ever-evolving building codes. “We really don’t get bored.”

 

Turnbull Griffin Haesloop retrospective

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    ra50: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

    Turnbull Griffin Haesloop deftly weaves architecture into the landscape, and vice versa.

  • the glass rear wall permits valuable solar gain and daylighting.

    Private Residence, Sebastopol, Calif.

    When architects Mary Griffin and Eric Haesloop first saw the land for this northern California project, they knew just how to site the house.

  • a butterfly roof opens up the main house to the landscape and pond.

    Private Residence, Atherton, Calif.

    The most striking feature of the 1960s teardown that once occupied this Atherton, Calif., site—the Grand Award-winner in the Custom Home / 3,000 to 5,000 square feet category—was its manmade pond. When the longtime owners decided to build a new residence on the same spot, they asked architects Mary Griffin and Eric Haesloop to keep the pond and recreate the original home's sense of retreat and seclusion.

  • to conceal the window shades and a junction box for the nook's light fixtures, the architects designed discreet cedar casings. hidden pieces of steel stabilize the benches and tabletops.

    one step up

    In much of our work, we spend a lot of time detailing to make things look really minimal,” says Eric Haesloop, AIA, LEED AP, a principal at the San Francisco firm Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects.

  • sited to take advantage of the transition from open to wooded landscape, the main house/dining hall overlooks ranches in the valley below.

    private residence, carmel valley, calif.

    The clients' memories of their Catskills cabin inspired the design of this summer compound. Eric Haesloop, AIA, and Mary Griffin, FAIA, took their idea several steps further, reinventing the log cabin vernacular with a main house and guest cabins that evo

  • our custom home of the year employs familiar western forms to create something that feels completely new yet perfectly at home in its rocky mountain setting.

    Walden, Colo., Residence

    When it was in the planning stage, this weekend retreat had some people a little nervous.

  • nestled among mature firs, spruce, and oaks, this coastal home maximizes views of the lush vegetation as well as the water to the east.

    the sea inside

    “We're not Costco shoppers,” Anne Evans told Eric Haesloop, AIA, and Mary Griffin, FAIA, before they started designing her vacation home. This tidbit of information let Haesloop and Griffin know they didn't need to include tremendous amounts of storage sp

  • this remodel of the architect/owner's longtime family home preserves its original 1860s exterior.

    Sausalito, Calif., Residence

    Architect Mary Griffin had lived in this house—the oldest in Sausalito, Calif.—for 15 years by the time she remodeled it.

  • the stair up to the front entry continues on the other side of the house, coursing down to the pool area (shown here).

    private residence, napa, calif.

    When faced with a site as lovely as this Northern California knoll, most architects wouldn't be able to resist designing a house that's just as dramatic. But Turnbull Griffin Haesloop restrained itself, and the result is a house whose intimate relationship to the land won over the judges.

  • the lawn between the main building and the pool house serves as an outdoor room.

    private residence, st. helena, calif.

    Turnbull Griffin Haesloop's clients for this Napa Valley cottage wanted a single-story house. But their site, an idyllic hillside, lent itself to a two-story plan. Architects solved this problem by terracing the hillside with two stone retaining walls, creating a plateau.

  • the pleasures of the bath are well-appreciated in a turnbull griffin haesloop house. at the bunch residence, an elevated soaking tub beckons in the master bedroom.

    Light on the Land

    Turnbull Griffin Haesloop’s site-sensitive houses build on a virtuoso’s foundation.