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450 architects - Sonoma Residence

The owners of this modest 2,300 square foot country home wanted to minimize their impact on the Earth and establish a lasting connection to nature. The project employed local craftsmen and used natural, recycled, locally sourced materials. The sunroom features an earthen mud floor made from the soil of the site! The house employs passive solar design concepts; the sunroom, situated at the center of the house, captures the warmth of the sun and radiates it throughout the living spaces. With sustainable building techniques, sensitive attention to the surrounding environment, and framed views of the exterior from every interior space, this house celebrates its site and connection to the land.
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September 14, 2014
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"If you have a grove of redwood trees, you'll get cool air sinking out of the trees and down to the ground," Parker says. "We designed the house to take advantage of that natural convection to cool it in the summertime." Passive solar design provides warmth. "It doesn't look like a typical passive solar house with big south-facing windows designed to soak up sun and heat," he says. "We studied the length of every overhang to see how much sun and heat you're going to get from them at every time of year and day." The house also has a radiant hydronic heating system to provide additional warmth.

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kathyfarstad added this to exterior
September 5, 2014
Trim color, windows
fantush added this to fantush's ideas
August 27, 2014
Covered Terrasse
Karen Rutherford added this to karen_rutherford's ideas
June 25, 2014
Windows
dmutsch added this to exterior
June 17, 2014
siding board batten
michaelmead added this to michaelmead's Favorites
May 28, 2014
Windows on knee wall
lorinovick added this to Gualala Ideas
March 23, 2014
Color, windows, setting.
backdraft808 added this to backdraft808's ideas
February 7, 2014
colors
gardnin_gal added this to St. Joe Cabin
February 6, 2014
Color and windows
alyce131 added this to 124
January 28, 2014
back porch
lalaloohoo added this to Exteriors 3...586
December 31, 2013
2300 FT2, SONOMA
okasgc added this to okasgc's Ideas
December 13, 2013
Rural 3 a
pawprintljp added this to pawprintljp's ideas
October 25, 2013
Windows
fathemeh added this to fathemeh's ideas
September 6, 2013
woods
maggie321 added this to maggie321's ideas
August 18, 2013
colors
doctail added this to Exterior Ideas
May 24, 2013
open windows
leesalovesme added this to screened porch
April 21, 2013
I like this for a lakehouse
campbellclan added this to campbellclan's ideas
March 29, 2013
Colors
judemeandering added this to judemeandering's ideas
February 19, 2013
like the floor windows under openers
awdodd1 added this to awdodd1's ideas
November 18, 2012
like red trim
ls1016 added this to ls1016's ideas
July 23, 2012
windows/no panes
jkduis added this to cottage ranch
July 10, 2012
interesting windows
Diane Bay added this to painting ideas
July 3, 2012
windows for cottage 7 painting
jerwallentine added this to Virgin property
June 11, 2012
Passive solar, corten steel panels
mizyx added this to room layouts
June 3, 2012
Wrap around windows, sun room, French doors
borton added this to borton's ideas
May 10, 2012
nice house.
keciag added this to Outdoors and Entryways
April 4, 2012
If you have a grove of redwood trees, you'll get cool air sinking out of the trees and down to the ground," Parker says. "We designed the house to take advantage of that natural convection to cool it in the summertime." Passive solar design provides warmth. "It doesn't look like a typical passive solar house with big south-facing windows designed to soak up sun and heat," he says. "We studied the length of every overhang to see how much sun and heat you're going to get from them at every time of year and day." The house also has a radiant hydronic heating system to provide additional warmth.
lizpenniman added this to lizpenniman's ideas
March 23, 2012
simple forest
innerdiva added this to innerdiva's ideas
October 4, 2011
heating and cooling designs
wahineui added this to wahineui's ideas
September 7, 2011
grove of trees as natural convection cooling. Passive solar designs. Studying the overhangs' lengths to see the amounts of sun & heat gotten 24/7. Radiant hydronic heating system.
masrullah added this to masrullah's Favorites
June 4, 2011
Yes
2lindylou added this to 2lindylou's ideas
May 21, 2011
Cabin
eileeng added this to eileeng's ideas
March 3, 2011
outdoor color/design
Bartolini Designs added this to paullb's ideas
March 2, 2011
board formed concrete
Brenda Spencer added this to brendamspencer's ideas
March 2, 2011
beautiful lots of windows
kerricameron added this to kerricameron's ideas
March 2, 2011
idea of to floor windows with smaller - as our house does.
vmarin added this to vmarin's ideas
February 27, 2011
vista de la casa.
colonialgp added this to Cabin ideas
November 4, 2010
window idea but put two panes on top instead of bottom
teena added this to teena's ideas
September 29, 2010
sunroom
tabuck added this to tabuck's ideas
June 22, 2010
open windows
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