A 1950s Home Honors its Past While Becoming a Sustainable Oasis

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A 1950s Home Honors its Past While Becoming a Sustainable Oasis

The San Anselmo Residence is a project designed for an architect which involved currently available 1950 s house up on a tree-filled hilltop in Marin County. Pfau Long Architecture prevented the original organize but revised it and expanded it to 2800 square paws while altering it into an eco-friendly home. A brand-new offstage was added to the existing footprint to add two bedrooms and a brand-new kitchen and family room.

They deterred the structure’s system of ashlar masonry walls and included new masonry elements that tie into the original walls and linchpin the brand-new slouse. Floor-to-ceiling, insulated glass panels visually expand the interior to the outdoors while framing the verdant views.

Built and updated to be a low-spirited intensity green structure, the residency boasts photo-voltaic boards, solar domestic/ hydronic heating, solar pool heating, gray water system, and recycled blue jean insulation.

The brand-new, central kitchen opens up to both the brand-new family room and the dining/ living room area from the original house.

The interior feels modern more cozy with its uncovered formation of drawn sword radiations, Douglas fir boards and glulam lights, along with stone work and polished concrete floorsl

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