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” — momimo
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“Siding” — sibi2
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“we like this type of window, with two sides full of glass” — juancfigueroa0916
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“fencing” — brennabrians
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“Garden” — casper38
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“private garden” — mcarbon
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“Open” — Даша Бармина
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“Window size and frame, ideally light vs dark probably...” — ewelliott3
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“the garden” — alzhrama
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Photography by Alain Jaramillo Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“dimension check: Windows here 9'x4'6" (as is each leaf in sliding doors)” — michaelshopkins
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“Stepping stones in the grass” — aboxall
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“floating shelf w/ photos” — miwe
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“sotano” — mtagliani
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Tv fireplace layout” — suzi_hamby
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“Split level in reverse” — jefflowrie
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“Wood cladding, gaps and corner finish...” — emslie2
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“Mantle” — gwenmyers
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“Staircase” — alfonsi
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“mantel” — kristaphilbrick
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“Size tile” — seaserk
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“steel work and handrail with glass” — Atelier A Bellavance Architect
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“cabinets and extractor” — soundrefreshment
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“Carpet” — smrdcr
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“Yellow” — erin10677
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“The art carrying the blue and yellow colors” — sueken62
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Alain Jaramillo
“like window for outside wall big shower” — gab38
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“Alcove” — andygil22
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“TILE” — lofram
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“tile” — camgross
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“Love it!” — cherubjd
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Kevin Weber
“Painting and shelf” — Fatima Siraj
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Ziger/Snead Architects with Jenkins Baer Associates Photography by Kevin Weber
“Upper walkway” — Kellie Austin
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“Lambrin de madera” — Juan Carlos Maass
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“Style nature” — sylviagardner
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Photography by Kevin Weber Landscape Architecture by Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
“I like the way the wood beams create the stairs and how the grade change in integrated..” — erbedford
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