Noel Cross+Architects
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Earthy Modern contemporary-exterior
 

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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katdcol wrote:
Beautiful house -- what type of wood/stain is used on the exterior - What type
   Comment   March 13, 2014
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Noel Cross+Architects
Cabot's
March 13, 2014 at 8:41am   
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jillianmanley wrote:
Color of stucco? - I love the color. Can you tell me what it is?
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denisemainz
It is a custom color, mixed integrally with the stucco. So it's not a paint color.
More often than not with my projects that is the case, we hardly ever just go "off the shelf"
February 14, 2014 at 7:54am     
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janeewebb wrote:
Is this a flat roof?
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Noel Cross+Architects
IB Roof Systems is the name of the manufacturer.
I have no idea what it stands for . . . could be referring to anything. Don't know. http://www.ibroof.com/general-audience
December 4, 2013 at 5:07pm   
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J Cubed Custom Inc
Oh I see...I've never heard of them up north here.
December 5, 2013 at 8:53am   
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gwsmls wrote:
What is the square footage and is the plan available?
   Comment   August 9, 2012
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Thank you for the reply. It is a beautiful house.
July 15, 2013 at 12:43pm   
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Noel Cross+Architects
Thank you. If you need any more help, feel free to call our office.
July 15, 2013 at 1:09pm   
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