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
“exterior” — kitdecor58
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“clear red cedar, the gray is a zinc rainscreen” — windingcreek
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“Beautiful” — lmacindoe
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“Fence” — noraak
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“tree” — swight
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“Fabulous” — wwgo
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“Lowered water feature” — patgen
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“tiles” — tomwebb
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Tree” — giannina1102
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Courtyard” — vokes207
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“landscape/trees” — lenaphtran
Woodvalley House - Interiors
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Outdoor space and door” — krreyno
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Window” — Jane Harling
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Couch” — Stephenie Hanschka
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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
“FInally! This is the look I like!” — debstapley
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Little flower vases” — 491sunflowers
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Steel” — renoatjamiesonst
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Streamline” — mpcampbell
Woodvalley House - Kitchen
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Staircase and island” — rmlongworth
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“great look for the open upstairs” — wamego
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Sleek cabinets” — spree1451
Woodvalley - Bathroom
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“combine tall with short cabinets gives you wall space for art” — clinnyc
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Periwinkle and bright yellow.” — elle1953
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Armchair that matches the art on the wall” — nikoli
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Lose the countertop cabinet, have dual vanity seperated by makeup kneehole” — mecaron
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Window and seamless shower pan.” — tahrendt
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“tile” — Yun Gibb
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Love tile” — kelly39
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Open bathroom” — mmoranski
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Kevin Weber
“the table” — chumba89
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Kevin Weber
“Color” — ihetin
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Photography by Kevin Weber Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“front door, no steps” — tghere
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Photography by Kevin Weber Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“texture” — Amanda Ryland
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Photography by Kevin Weber Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“Stairs and retaining wall” — bdanielsen00
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