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Remodeled House With Large Manmade Pond Near It

Sat, Feb 13, 2010 | Sustainable house designs | By Mike
 
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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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  1. Display Houses Says:

    Wow. The pictures are so amazing. I love this house design especially the pond built near the house.

  2. Bryan Says:

    Reminiscent of updated William Wurster. I’m sure the public rooms have a lovely wash of natural light from the trees and the pond. Good low water needs plantings by the lap pool. Some idea of the buildings’ siting would have been good information.