However, Ventura County addresses preserving nature by meticulous conservation of oak trees. This definitely is in tune with our approach, but the scale of the undertaking is a quite out of proportion. Same with preserving views. Nevertheless, we put together a rather harmonious environment with a 5 bedroom open layout, which takes advantage of the unobstructed serene waterscape of Lake Sherwood. The concept is revisiting modern California living with current sustainable means of construction along with utilization of the incredible view and tranquil environment. The overall composition and massing carefully follows the zoning envelope restrictions of protected flora, view, overall lot coverage and allowable height. A 4 car garage is located at the basement level with interior and exterior access to the on-grade living room | terrace | pool area. The prominent south architrave serves a dual purpose besides aesthetics - it discharges upper floor terrace water outflow and provides a recirculating water feature for the lower pool | hot tub next to the pool fire pit - a stark contrast superimposition. The living room offers free floating space with double seating groups, large kitchen | dining room | family room with another terrace and BBQ area to the West. Use of natural wood and stone cladding emphasizes the connection and organic blend of interior and exterior, enhanced further by fully retractable sliding and folding patio doors.