Mayol Residence

Escalon, California

Perched on the edge of a cliff in California's Central Valley, the 7,400 sf Mayol Residence is accessed by a long entry drive through a 25-acre walnut orchard. Deep overhangs supported on steel spider legs protect the interior from the summer heat, while floor to ceiling glazing provides uninterrupted views of the Stanislaus River and a new three-acre fishing pond. The Z-shaped plan creates a public entry court on the north side, and an informal family court with terraces and pool to the south.