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Zero Energy House

This project aims to be the first residence in San Francisco that is completely self-powering and carbon neutral. The architecture has been developed in conjunction with the mechanical systems and landscape design, each influencing the other to arrive at an integrated solution. Working from the historic façade, the design preserves the traditional formal parlors transitioning to an open plan at the central stairwell which defines the distinction between eras. The new floor plates act as passive solar collectors and radiant tubing redistributes collected warmth to the original, North facing portions of the house. Careful consideration has been given to the envelope design in order to reduce the overall space conditioning needs, retrofitting the old and maximizing insulation in the new.

Photographer Ken Gutmaker
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http://www.levyaa.com

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michael_kopcsak wrote:
Stair rail - Where can one find the glass panel stair rails?
   Comment   February 16, 2014
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This is a custom made steel and glass railing fabricated by 522 Industries, http://www.522industries.com/ in the Bay Area. I believe they are on houzz as well
February 17, 2014 at 11:57AM   
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Rob Taylor Homes
Very attractive stair rail. different
February 23, 2014 at 8:52AM   
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yesdaisy wrote:
Dining table & chairs - Where can i find modern pieces like that online?
     Comment   August 31, 2013
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The client purchased their own furniture so i am not sure of the source but you can try Design Within Reach, ( www.dwr.com ) or Resource Furniture, ( http://www.resourcefurniture.com/ )
September 3, 2013 at 9:57AM     
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oipcmomma wrote:
The bar - What type of wood is the bar countertop and how high is it from the bottom countertop? Thanks!
   Comment   April 8, 2013
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The Bar piece is produced by SieMatic cabinets, it is walnut. I believe it is standard bar height of 42" which is 6" above the counter.
April 8, 2013 at 2:32PM   
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oipcmomma
Thank you for responding! I love this design!
April 9, 2013 at 8:03PM   
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Mooshlu wrote:
Great design! How much space does the opening for the staircase take in the floor above? - I'm trying to figure out if I can change the design of the staircase in my home and/or move it to a new location in the house. Thanks!
   Comment   December 28, 2012
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The stair is open to above and takes up an area about 6'-6" x 10'-0". the floor to floor height is 10'-6". Hope this helps.
December 31, 2012 at 12:27PM   
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Veniamin Usov wrote:
Could you tell what height and length of footsteps?
   Comment   March 27, 2014
devory wrote:
Is bar made of wood?
   Comment   February 10, 2014
davidradem wrote:
Love the floor, what is the type of wood and brand? Thank you so much
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The interior glows with natural light. Skylights, large windows and energy-efficient LED lighting keep it open and bright year-round. All the electricity is powered by Sunpower photovoltaic panels. While Levy Art & Architecture makes sustainability a high priority in all of its designs, this home is the first all-electric residence the firm has put together. It captures solar power, then holds it with open-cell foam insulation and low-infiltration windows. Flooring: engineered maple; stair railing and guardrail: custom steel and glass railings by Philip Tiffin, 522 Industries; kitchen cabinets and bar: SieMatic
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