Single Family Residential

Working together with clients on single family homes offers our architects the opportunity to design a space that feels personal, thoughtful, and well-detailed. With our design and construction teams working under the same roof, we guide the process from concept to completion, bringing dream homes to life.


Aptos Hillside Cabin

Architecture and Construction

Originally built in the 1950s, an 800 SF single family home sits nestled in to a quiet hillside in Aptos. Workbench has designed a 750 SF, two-bedroom addition to the main house, along with a standalone ADU, creating a modern cabin in the redwoods that emphasizes the original structure’s vaulted ceilings and rich wood tones. Located on a steeply sloped site, the design takes clever advantage of the parcel’s buildable area and treetop views. Fully upgraded interior finishes, new exterior cladding and the addition of modern, energy-efficient windows finish off the design with style and comfort.

Side-by-Side Modern


Currently under design with our in-house architecture team: two new single family homes, within walking distance of Santa Cruz’s world-renowned waves. Each home makes efficient use of a compact site, providing comfortable and light living spaces with modern design details.