Eco-Friendly Home

This small but airy house features an open floor plan overlooking the Petaluma River and is sited so that the view focuses on the sparkling river and waving grasses in the surrounding marsh below. Solar gain is minimized by the orientation of the building, while getting maximum benefit from natural ventilation. Huge sliding glass doors line the east side of the house; when they roll aside, no barrier exists between living area and the landscape. Exposed framing details are pleasantly juxtaposed with industrial materials. Large, interior barn-like doors slide on tracks to screen for privacy.

Wyboy Ranch
2,200 SQ. FT.
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Featured in 'EcoFriendly House ~ GREEN is Beautiful'

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Claudio Santini
WYboy
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Featured in "EcoFriendly House: Green is Beautiful" http://www.suttonsuzukiarchitects.com/news_ecofriendly.html?3
“wall color” — llcoolj2013
WYboy Ranch
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............................................................................... Featured in 'EcoFriendly House ~ GREEN is Beautiful' http://www.suttonsuzukiarchitects.com/news_ecofriendly.html?3
“Open towel shelves” — acaldwel
WYboy Ranch
Ideabooks112
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“Facade” — Andrew Karrasch
WYboy Ranch
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“I like the wild looking plants with purple flowers” — mlangpap
WYboy Ranch
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“Flowers” — daliakader
WYboy Ranch
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Recycled beams from a 2oo-year-old Pennsylania barn provide immediate depth and character, joists remain exposed and concrete unpolished ............................................................................... Q : In what ways does your home reflect your style? A : The honest yet sophisticated use of basic construction materials, such as exposed concrete and expose...More
“1st floor” — hstiehl
WYboy Ranch
Ideabooks429
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Featured in Marin Magazine http://www.suttonsuzukiarchitects.com/news_marinmag.html?4
“combinacion colores con piso y color madera” — alejomaldo
WYboy Ranch
Ideabooks265
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Window walls turn a corner of the living room into a nature-viewing platform http://www.suttonsuzukiarchitects.com/news_sunsetmag.html?5 ...................................................................... The home’s wide perforations integrate interiors with the landscape and provide views from every room Featured in book: 'The Eco Friendly House'
“window walls” — Tracy Canty
WYboy Ranch
Ideabooks313
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The house features a basic open organizational plan. Large barn doors, rather than the smaller hinged variety, slide on tracks to screen the office and bedroom for privacy. Huge sliding glass doors line the east side of the house, drawing in the morning sunshine. Large enough for a tractor to pass through, when the doors roll aside all hindrance is removed between the living ar...More
“Beams” — jenniferlwood
WYboy Ranch
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“Surface combination” — Cheryl Rowton
WYboy Ranch
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“window above stairway” — Jennifer
WYboy Ranch
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............................................................................... Featured in 'EcoFriendly House ~ GREEN is Beautiful' http://www.suttonsuzukiarchitects.com/news_ecofriendly.html?3
“Tarima” — isabelbeuchot
WYboy Ranch
Ideabooks3,637
Questions6
........................................................................ Featured Residence in 'Sunset Magazine' http://www.suttonsuzukiarchitects.com/news_sunsetmag.html?5
“Wall mounted faucets” — clcarver
WYboy Ranch
Ideabooks154
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“הבית ישב כך, על תחילתם של השדות והמרחב” — ZMICHAL
WYboy Ranch
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“natural setting” — jayzet
WYboy Ranch
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“.” — tijuanamigo
WYboy Ranch
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............................................ Q: What special features or new technologies did you incorporate into the house? A: A special design feature was to use passive means of climate control to temper the house in summer so as not to require air-conditioning and to limit the heat load in winter. Techniques included building the house into the hillside to use the e...More
“Walls and windows” — pena16
WYboy Ranch
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Radiant heat cycles through the floors, cool breezes enter the barn doors, and the natural beauty of Petaluma's wildlife preserve moves through the heart of this unassuming home. ........................................................................... "The beauty of the lies in elemental expression of materials. Recycled beams from a 2oo-year-old Pennsylania barn provide i...More
“Porte patio coulissante” — jet_hro
WYboy Ranch
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“Stove” — pena16
WYboy Ranch
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“Serenity” — cartydesigns
WYboy Ranch
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Featured in "EcoFriendly House: Green is Beautiful" http://www.suttonsuzukiarchitects.com/news_ecofriendly.html?3
“lights” — bsc21
WYboy Ranch
Ideabooks20
Questions0
Recycled beams from a 200-year-old Pennsylania barn
Ideabooks143
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Featured in "EcoFriendly House: Green is Beautiful" http://www.suttonsuzukiarchitects.com/news_ecofriendly.html?3
“Beams” — rkturrill
Fireplace - WYboy Ranch
Ideabooks122
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An angular fireplace and broad extended mantel divide the living room and kitchen from the sleeping areas. http://www.suttonsuzukiarchitects.com/news_sunsetmag.html?5
“Kamin” — jennyri
Cozy Bedroom
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............................................................... Featured in Marin Magazine http://www.suttonsuzukiarchitects.com/news_marinmag.html?4
“Transistiob” — Shawn Koh
'Paradise Found' article in Sunset Magazine
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"Paradise Found" ~ How an architect used unwanted land to build his dream home. The house began with a marriage proposal. On the pretext of scattering wildflower seeds, architect Ron Sutton brought his then girlfriend, Lisa Kincheloe, to a grassy plot of land overlooking Northern California's Petaluma River. When they reached the spot near Novato where the house now stands,...More
“Lavendel” — cotterskog
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