This incredible vacation home is located on the beautiful central California coastline in the sleepy community of Cayucas. It is nestled on a low bluff overlooking the sandy beach and the Pacific Ocean. The project was designed and built by Larry Franklin Construction of Morro Bay, California. As both the builder and the designer, he was in complete control of the materials used in this project. He wanted the look of old, distressed wood on the interior. However, he also wanted a low maintenance exterior product that would stand up to the elements as this home is only 50 yards from the Pacific Ocean.
Mr. Franklin chose Windsor Windows because Windsor offers a Natural Alder interior window with an extruded aluminum exterior. The Natural Alder allowed the builder to distress the wood and apply a finish to the Alder giving the finished product an aged appearance. As another design requirement, Mr. Franklin did not want to use casing on the interior of the windows. Windsor was able to help him out by kerfing the interior jambs so a bull nose wall return could be utilized. This helped to create the nice clean lines he desired, yet still showcase the warm interior wood finish of the windows.
With more than twenty windows strategically placed to capture the view from both upstairs and downstairs, the iconic Morro Rock is visible to the south along with an endless view of the beach and surf as it crashes onto the shoreline. Any one of the fifteen casement or awning windows provides access to the cool ocean breeze and the sound of the crashing surf. Alternatively, you can use one of the four patio doors to access the private balconies and patios that surround this beach getaway.