Remodeled House With Large Manmade Pond Near It

Located on the peninsula south of San Francisco, this house sits on an internal suburban flag lot. It was build in 1950s but recently remodeled. A cool manmade pond that was there before become the thing that add a feeling of being at a vacation retreat to every day life. The site consist of four buildings – the main house, study, pool house anda garage. All of them are focused on the pond, garden and pool. There is also a terrace near the pond that is separated from the interior by glazed sliding doors. The roofs conceal photovoltaic and solar hot water panels. The house is heated with a radiant system in the stone floors, and despite the hot climate it is not air conditioned, but passively cooled with a combination of overhangs, shades, and operable windows. It also features many green building materials, including high fly-ash concrete, formaldehyde-free casework and denim insulation. [Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects]

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