• Site: Urban lot with updated landscaping using Permaculture strategies; Trees used as passive solar devices
  • Design: 1957 ranch design with 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths and 2 living rooms; porch and overhangs provide shelter from hot summer sun; daylighting; cross-ventilation; renovation
  • Building Methodology: Conventional wood framing; reuse of existing inner-city home reduces material waste and costs; new high efficiency mechanical systems and improved thermal envelope ensure comfort and operating efficiency.
  • Durability: Exterior stone; painted wood (cedar) siding under large overhangs; stained concrete, bamboo and tile floors.
  • Water: water saving toilets and showerheads;
  • Lighting: Daylighting is maximized from existing windows with careful selection of interior colors and materials; Interior lighting is fluorescent, halogen and incandescent.
  • Other: Featured on 2012 Smarter Spaces Tour
  • Project Team: Thoughtcrib, Inc.: Eric S. Brown, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP (design & construction); Service Experts, formerly Strand Brothers (Mechanical, Insulation & Weatherization); Douglas Foundation (Slab Leveling); Fred Lindenau (Cabinetry); Shutterbug Studio (Photography)