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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“Slats” — cpwg
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“Wood” — donmolls
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“Beautiful” — lmacindoe
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“horizotnal fence” — dillonlesley
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“ginko trees” — lmachados
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“The wood” — dianeread
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Floor tile for outdoor courtyard” — lindacalabro
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Love slate patio” — kileyalexy
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“Concept semblable au chalet” — vtoura
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“Big glass walls” — zhenyabragina
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Love the courtyard feeling in this photo!” — Tara Link
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“floating shelf” — bethanytd
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“Nicce ceiling window” — basement537
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“coffe table configuration” — brigittadeco
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“doble altura” — 0scar
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“Timber clad wall” — shellyc_2009
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“Bluestone” — mysh35
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“I like this one a lot. not sure how well it goes but...” — mabbott44
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“stairs” — Loveleah Mallari
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“glass and iron railing” — shari91868
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Color?” — frankiemaddex
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“master bedroom carpet” — jennygolove
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Color is actually alright” — esosani
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Yummy.” — lushks
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Master bath” — Suzy Kim
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“2 x 2” — Evan Fisher
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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
“Grey” — mv construction group
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“lozas” — George Valentin
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Kevin Weber
“me gusta combinacion de colores” — inesmariaguarderas
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Kevin Weber
“Stair cases” — mutangwa_ramabulana
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“Wall Panels (zinc)” — willwhite
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“nice backyard, low maintenance, lots of R&R” — carolineguns
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Photography by Kevin Weber Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“backlighting” — trotterr
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