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Sacramento River Residence

A Modern House that Rises over the River

Dutton Architects designed this house as a long narrow modern box for living, with a facade that opens up to the river. The house sits in the levee of the Sacramento River, connecting to nature with the water below it, and agricultural fields beyond. It is impossible to realize the city of Sacramento is blocks away, and the airport close by. A true retreat on the edge of the city.

Connecting to Nature: The private side, open to views

The house is perched above the land by a series of concrete columns, allowing the river to flood and not damage the house. The grounds slope gently to the river. There is a pool close to the house, and a dock in the river. A deep covered porch runs the entire length of the house.

TEST Connecting to Nature: The private side, open to views

The house is perched above the land by a series of concrete columns, allowing the river to flood and not damage the house. The grounds slope gently to the river. There is a pool close to the house, and a dock in the river. A deep covered porch runs the entire length of the house.

TEST 5 Connecting to Nature: The private side, open to views

The house is perched above the land by a series of concrete columns, allowing the river to flood and not damage the house. The grounds slope gently to the river. There is a pool close to the house, and a dock in the river. A deep covered porch runs the entire length of the house.

LEFT ST 5 Connecting to Nature: The private side, open to views

The house is perched above the land by a series of concrete columns, allowing the river to flood and not damage the house. The grounds slope gently to the river. There is a pool close to the house, and a dock in the river. A deep covered porch runs the entire length of the house.

Right 5 Connecting to Nature: The private side, open to views

The house is perched above the land by a series of concrete columns, allowing the river to flood and not damage the house. The grounds slope gently to the river. There is a pool close to the house, and a dock in the river. A deep covered porch runs the entire length of the house.

Full Connecting to Nature: The private side, open to views

The house is perched above the land by a series of concrete columns, allowing the river to flood and not damage the house. The grounds slope gently to the river. There is a pool close to the house, and a dock in the river. A deep covered porch runs the entire length of the house.