Corte Madera Residence
Racquetball Court, Guest House and Cabana
Corte Madera, California
The racquetball court/guest house and pool cabana were a part of a series of new structures that Stein Architects designed on this 8-acre estate. Other projects, including renovation of the main house and a new garage and music building were designed but not completed.
The construction is located in a secluded area of the property. The court is built into a hill, with hilltop entry serving both court and guest suite. The structure is a large rectangular box with only one exterior side exposed. The design carves away at the front elevation, recessing the entry under a heavy trellis supported by pergola elements similar to those at the existing main house. This pergola/trellis is present at the pool-level cabana, extending in front of the box of the cabana. The cabana contains a full kitchen and has a shower area in the rear.