Project profile: Wine Creek Road Home
This modest California retreat evokes the spirit of local vernacular buildings and was designed to take maximum advantage of the site and climate to make the house comfortable while minimizing energy use and environmental impacts.
A single, large room contains living, dining, and kitchen areas on the south end, and is balanced by a bedroom and bathroom on the north end. A central, open breezeway integrates the outdoors into the heart of the house. The house provides a variety of indoor and outdoor living spaces that can be used in different ways as climatic conditions change over the course of the day or the year.
(2003 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects recipient)