Noel Cross+Architects
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Earthy Modern contemporary-patio

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

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April 4, 2014
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they are all the same size, likely 16x24
    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 2:10PM
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April 3, 2014
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If you mean the stone paving, then yes. It is called "running bond".
    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 7:57AM
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October 28, 2013
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Mountain Ash 50% light 50% dark thinstone veneer from Granote Rock
    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 8:15PM
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August 16, 2013
Sabrina Dong wrote:
Can you let me know the type of material used for the flat roof part?
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thanks, we are trying to do something similar, but I thought the city usually don't allow overhang to be over 24"?
    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 8:28AM
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Sabrina- I'm not sure who told you that, but it is not accurate.
The City has no say at all what your overhangs can be.
    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 8:34AM
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June 8, 2013
blwazi wrote:
what is the type of the roof?
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Well, it's a flat roof.
    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 9:48PM
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I agree, it's a flat roof.
    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 8:40PM
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March 5, 2013
suttley wrote:
What is the patio floor material?
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January 11, 2013
ridhika wrote:
Beautiful porch where can I buy the outdoor furniture please?
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I think it came from a catalog, but I don't really know, sorry!
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What is the color of the stucco used? thanks
    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 10:51PM
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It is integral color stucco, custom color mix. My client does not wish us to divulge.
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