Woodvalley House

At the end of a quiet residential street lined with low-slung 1960s ranch-style homes, the Woodvalley House provides its owner a contemporary, private retreat. The house, nestled into the hillside to minimize the scale of its 6200 square feet, affords direct and unobstructed access and views to the landscaped rear yard, gardens, and wooded ravine beyond the edge of the property. The simply articulated main body of the house is wrapped in a zinc rain-screen system and captures the kitchen, dining and living rooms in a single, monumental 18-foot high space. Smaller spaces, including the entry, a guest bedroom/office, and the master bedroom suite are discreet cedar-sided boxes that plug into the zinc-clad bar. A custom mahogany window wall system blurs interior and exterior spaces extending the great room to the terraces, gardens, and swimming pool. High-performance glazing with ceramic frit and large overhangs mitigate solar heat gain in the summer months. Radiant concrete and tile floors and the low-angle sun keep the interior spaces light-filled and comfortable throughout the winter.

The project included several sustainable features which promoted increased occupant comfort, health and energy efficiency, even though the team did not seek LEED Certification. For instance, high-performance glazing with special ceramic frit and large overhangs mitigate solar heat gain in the summer months. Heated radiant concrete and tile floors in combination with glazing that takes advantage of low-angle sun keep the interior spaces light-filled and comfortable throughout the winter. Embedding the mass of the building into the hillside on the north side helps to decrease heat loss during winter and insulates the home during the hot summers. Operable glazing allows the house to be opened during temperate months to provide natural ventilation and connection with the exterior.

Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Wall treatment” — bsun
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Latte de bois espacé” — sosoyaya
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Beautiful” — lmacindoe
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Backyard” — Shameer Kader
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Ginko” — Amy Halpin
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“cladding” — Adams Building
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“tile colour” — Kate Palmer
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Siding” — kobel
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Backyard: When either i remarried to a IB or my current hubs hits a jackpot! :) (Or got a new job in” — Yun Gibb
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Windows and garden” — lucyosterberg
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Love the courtyard feeling in this photo!” — Tara Link
Woodvalley House - Interiors
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“horizontal slats” — 115west
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“window” — ssterling
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Open and bright. Same windows” — kshaner295
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Too modern for me but close” — lmacindoe
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Wood wall and color” — Ilana
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Contemporary” — rmkemp
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“2” — ashishratnawat
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Window and stair” — Michael Yang
Woodvalley House - Kitchen
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Piso” — elenamaldini
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“stairway” — dvoramx
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Found it! our range top, and stainless backsplash to ceiling. FYI -they also have wall out to 12"” — pmaher66
Woodvalley - Bathroom
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Like flat closets” — Ellen Robinson
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Recessed curtain space” — ingdi99
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Art” — goodniteive
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“M bath combo of things” — lengerdc
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Recess” — louisevd
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Bathroom detail” — Isha Kedia
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“horizontal tiles” — donnaluke6
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Pared y división” — michelitabonita
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Kevin Weber
“Wall” — ssims4
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Kevin Weber
“The idea of a natural light hallway” — pak21
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Photography by Kevin Weber Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“I LIKE SIDING STAIN.” — roho99
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Photography by Kevin Weber Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Windows and garden” — lucyosterberg
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Ideabooks2,217
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Photography by Kevin Weber Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Steps (terraces) integrated into lawn; purpose disappears.” — ciscocrossing
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