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
“Shelves” — asherz6510
WYboy Ranch
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............................................................................... Featured in 'EcoFriendly House ~ GREEN is Beautiful' http://www.suttonsuzukiarchitects.com/news_ecofriendly.html?3
“Towel storage?” — khollis
WYboy Ranch
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“Facade” — akarr
WYboy Ranch
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“Space” — beceastgate
WYboy Ranch
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“natural” — sallahyari
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
“Beams” — Wesley Morgan
WYboy Ranch
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Featured in Marin Magazine http://www.suttonsuzukiarchitects.com/news_marinmag.html?4
“Good floor color” — seannean
WYboy Ranch
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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
Ideabooks284
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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
“Door” — hemlock22
WYboy Ranch
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“example multi height cabinets” — rudiandsteph
WYboy Ranch
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“window above stairway” — Jennifer
WYboy Ranch
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“Modern relaxed ranch” — janetina
WYboy Ranch
Ideabooks3,409
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........................................................................ Featured Residence in 'Sunset Magazine' http://www.suttonsuzukiarchitects.com/news_sunsetmag.html?5
“like the blue limestone (looks grey) backsplash with wood cabinets” — louandcliffhouse
WYboy Ranch
Ideabooks143
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“הבית ישב כך, על תחילתם של השדות והמרחב” — ZMICHAL
WYboy Ranch
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“Landscaping, retaining wall” — akred
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
“Simple exterior” — terrihashem
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
“poutre de bois au dessus de la fenetre de la cuisine” — manudi26
WYboy Ranch
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“stove under gas cook top” — wehrle
WYboy Ranch
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“Meuble déco” — linda_a08
WYboy Ranch
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Featured in "EcoFriendly House: Green is Beautiful" http://www.suttonsuzukiarchitects.com/news_ecofriendly.html?3
“Headboard” — lamorim
Recycled beams from a 200-year-old Pennsylania barn
Ideabooks132
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Featured in "EcoFriendly House: Green is Beautiful" http://www.suttonsuzukiarchitects.com/news_ecofriendly.html?3
“Column” — noellede
Fireplace - WYboy Ranch
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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
Ideabooks77
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“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
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