Photo: Paul Hultberg
Rain garden and all native plantings in low-maintenance, drought-resistant landscaping by Lynn Saussey. Exterior finish is Nichiha. Butterfly roof and clerestory windows provide light throughout even in winter
harvesting cistern under kitchen; trim, mantel, and bench all milled from original home's framing lumber; custom built-ins and cabinetry throughout the house; copper gutters; fantastic outdoor fireplace built into the natural boulders; FSC maple countertops built on site
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area, the cistern boxing continues into the shower area creating a shelf before dropping down to create a shower seat.
Book-matched panels to the walls as well as the floor meant every slab selection and every line of cut was overseen and chosen by the designer.
The result is a truly unique one of a kind
gutter and cistern, passive solar shading and concrete thermal mass floors. While the environment was certainly a concern, many of these solutions came about due to budget. "There was much focus on making the design seem big while being as flexible and as efficient as possible, which served both the ecological