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” — paulapaulita
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“entry way” — Gary Farber
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“we like this type of window, with two sides full of glass” — juancfigueroa0916
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“like” — rawrific
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“outside view with gingko tree and bluestone slate tile.” — cwlodarek
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Love the clean lines.” — elleuk
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Fenetre bois” — syrobett
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Gantry-type connection across upper floor. Staircase location” — petalibby
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Sliding door openings” — sailorfly
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“Water feature” — proect
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Entry. Evenly placed trees or palms. With light.” — heatherfingram
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Door/floor” — peconner
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Basement window” — dchamberlain7
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Pillows” — ednacole
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Seating” — doleary1
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“Wall” — sfeindell
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“tile floor for media room & bar area” — lisabirnie
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Dark color” — waynerniner
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“symmetry btw fireplace + tv” — bisepourtoi
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Modern” — bchisolm
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Everything” — bchisolm
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Like” — ddell7
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Hallway, storage space” — bchisolm
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Blueish purple and yellow” — ashleyheeb
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Colour Block in White Frames looks clean” — ep162ep162
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Large built in shelf in shower” — cpainter83
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Modernism” — bchisolm
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Textured tiles” — Marilyn Pineda
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“For hall leading to laundry room cedar finish is warm and light” — Monique M. Couture
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“small scale” — ttmomalleywest
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Kevin Weber
“Farkli renkli koltuklar” — deusic
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Kevin Weber
“Our bedroom wing” — Samantha Peoples
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Photography by Kevin Weber Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“zinc rainscreen siding” — rtortorete
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Photography by Kevin Weber Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“doors” — edwardabc
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“like” — Khyber Shard
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