Earthy Modern contemporary-exterior
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Earthy Modern

Who says green and sustainable design has to look like it? Designed to emulate the owner’s favorite country club, this fine estate home blends in with the natural surroundings of it’s hillside perch, and is so intoxicatingly beautiful, one hardly notices its numerous energy saving and green features.

Durable, natural and handsome materials such as stained cedar trim, natural stone veneer, and integral color plaster are combined with strong horizontal roof lines that emphasize the expansive nature of the site and capture the “bigness” of the view. Large expanses of glass punctuated with a natural rhythm of exposed beams and stone columns that frame the spectacular views of the Santa Clara Valley and the Los Gatos Hills.

A shady outdoor loggia and cozy outdoor fire pit create the perfect environment for relaxed Saturday afternoon barbecues and glitzy evening dinner parties alike. A glass “wall of wine” creates an elegant backdrop for the dining room table, the warm stained wood interior details make the home both comfortable and dramatic.

The project’s energy saving features include:
- a 5 kW roof mounted grid-tied PV solar array pays for most of the electrical needs, and sends power to the grid in summer 6 year payback!
- all native and drought-tolerant landscaping reduce irrigation needs
- passive solar design that reduces heat gain in summer and allows for passive heating in winter
- passive flow through ventilation provides natural night cooling, taking advantage of cooling summer breezes
- natural day-lighting decreases need for interior lighting
- fly ash concrete for all foundations
- dual glazed low e high performance windows and doors

Design Team:
Noel Cross+Architects - Architect
Christopher Yates Landscape Architecture
Joanie Wick – Interior Design
Vita Pehar - Lighting Design
Conrado Co. – General Contractor
Marion Brenner – Photography
URL
http://www.nfcarchitect.com
Large contemporary beige one-story mixed siding flat roof idea in San Francisco with a mixed material roof — Houzz

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naomz wrote:
Can you please tell me the height of this wall? Thank you
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Noel Cross+Architects

Sounds great BC. How do we contact you?

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Borja Cuan
Can you contact me at 415-971-1454?
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parsagio wrote:
could you tell me what kind of wood is used for this gate! thank you
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Borja Cuan

Hi Noel - Can you provide the contact info for the gate manufacturer?

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Lucy Gibson

Great question about what type of wood was used for this automatic gate. I love the burnt-red color, it goes great with the tan stacked stone wall. It also looks like it matches the wood trim around the windows. My husband and I would love to install a swing gate for our house. We'd love the convenience of getting in and out of our house without having to leave our vehicle to manually open the gate. http://www.agmautomation.com.au/swing-gates 

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design1987 wrote:
Where can I find the stones
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Designs by Samantha, LLC
What color of stucco is that? I love it!
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Noel Cross+Architects
It is integral color stucco which was arrived at by doing 5 sample colors.
Te favorite was chosen, but I really couldn't tell you the final formula. Sorry.
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Design Outdoor, Inc. wrote:
Could you please tell me the type if stone used on the house?
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schwalbach
Mountain Ash, from Granite Rock
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Noel Cross+Architects
correct
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Brenda wrote:
Can you please tell me the color of the stucco? Thank you!
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Noel Cross+Architects
It is custom integral color stucco, so no paint color is available.
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Design Outdoor, Inc. wrote:
Could you please tell me the type if stone used on the house?
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Noel Cross+Architects
Mountain Ash by Granite Rock
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