Features

  • Site: Home placed on bluff overlooking canyon, anchored by large Live Oak tree which serves as a visual screen (from Main House, to be built) and passive solar device (breezes flow through shade prior to passing through home).
  • Design: two-module design parti with shed roof; deep porch and overhangs; cross-ventilation; reflective and emissive Galvalume roof
  • Building Methodology: Conventional wood framing with supplemental steel at porch; Standard-sized building materials minimize waste and costs; Continuous thermal envelope (foam); all mechanical devices are centrally located within the envelope. Thermally broken aluminum windows.
  • Durability: Exterior stucco; stained wood siding and soffits; engineered wood and tile floors throughout; recycled content composite porch deck.
  • Water strategies: water and wastewater treated on site (no energy used to pump water to or from site); Shed Roof simplifies rainwater collection and contributes approximately 1000 gallons per inch of rain – all water used in home is rainwater. Dual –flush toilets; tankless water heater.
  • Mechanical System:  Properly sized, high performance heat pump system with sealed ducts located within thermal envelope.
  • Lighting: home is designed for Daylighting; Exterior lighting design minimizes light pollution; Interior lighting is fluorescent.
  • Power: all utilities brought onto site are buried to minimize visual impact.
  • Other: 2011 MAX Award Winner for Best Product Design $150,000 – $250,000 by a Custom Builder
  • Project Team: Foursquare Builders Design/Build: Eric S. Brown, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Chris Minor (design), Matt Carswell, LEED AP (construction), Wesley Wigginton, LEED AP, GMB (project management); Martin & Wallin: Paul Martin, P.E., LEED AP (structural).