Noel Cross+Architects
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Earthy Modern contemporary-living-room
 

Earthy Modern

Who says green and sustainable design has to look like it? Designed to emulate the owner’s favorite country club, this fine estate home blends in with the natural surroundings of it’s hillside perch, and is so intoxicatingly beautiful, one hardly notices its numerous energy saving and green features.

Durable, natural and handsome materials such as stained cedar trim, natural stone veneer, and integral color plaster are combined with strong horizontal roof lines that emphasize the expansive nature of the site and capture the “bigness” of the view. Large expanses of glass punctuated with a natural rhythm of exposed beams and stone columns that frame the spectacular views of the Santa Clara Valley and the Los Gatos Hills.

A shady outdoor loggia and cozy outdoor fire pit create the perfect environment for relaxed Saturday afternoon barbecues and glitzy evening dinner parties alike. A glass “wall of wine” creates an elegant backdrop for the dining room table, the warm stained wood interior details make the home both comfortable and dramatic.

The project’s energy saving features include:
- a 5 kW roof mounted grid-tied PV solar array pays for most of the electrical needs, and sends power to the grid in summer 6 year payback!
- all native and drought-tolerant landscaping reduce irrigation needs
- passive solar design that reduces heat gain in summer and allows for passive heating in winter
- passive flow through ventilation provides natural night cooling, taking advantage of cooling summer breezes
- natural day-lighting decreases need for interior lighting
- fly ash concrete for all foundations
- dual glazed low e high performance windows and doors

Design Team:
Noel Cross+Architects - Architect
Christopher Yates Landscape Architecture
Joanie Wick – Interior Design
Vita Pehar - Lighting Design
Conrado Co. – General Contractor
Marion Brenner – Photography
URL
http://www.nfcarchitect.com

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June 17, 2013
nuoclanh wrote:
What is the height of the ceiling? - Would like to know height to get perspective.
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606nandel
about 19' at the apex, 12' at the wall
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I think that's about right!
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February 28, 2013
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where did you find the two art pieces
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Owner had them commissioned.
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February 23, 2013
madelinelybarger wrote:
Can't find answer to what color are the walls and brand of the Paint?
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606nandel
I don't know the color name or model number, sorry.
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I don't have that either.
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January 8, 2013
Kristen wrote:
Is this also a custom light fixture? It is gorgeous!
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Yes, completely custom designed and fabricated
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M J
Check out Justice Design Lighting Montana or Dakota series for something similar for about $800.
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January 4, 2013
thebraces wrote:
a million questions - Sorry, for the multitude of questions...I just love this. Can you tell me dimensions of the pillars to the left and right of fireplace. I would love to know how deep the columns are and how deep the furniture pieces are to the left and right of the fireplace. I just love this design. Thanks for your patience.
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Batuhan Pekbalto
Hi. Quick question please :) Is the chandelier made from glass or pvc ?
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I'm sure it's glass. No one would ever use PVC
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Feel free to call my office and we can discuss fees for architectural services/advice to answer questions such as these.
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It's the glass door that closes the fireplace off. There is no wood to the left and right of the fireplace. It is stone.
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October 26, 2012
jabills wrote:
What color are the walls. I am looking for a color to lighten a room
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Lots of people ask, but I do not know.
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May 31, 2012
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Travertine. You can get it anywhere.
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Yep, correct
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