Residential Design

Vol. 2, 2017

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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Right: The design for the house began with the idea of a large, casual screened porch overlooking the pool and vineyard view. A NanaWall folding door system allows the porch to open fully to the great room. with a screened porch. And the owners are big cooks. They wanted to have a really nice main kitchen, and an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven. They have a friend in a wheelchair, so the front driveway is ramped, there's a pathway to the pool, and an accessible bedroom." About that porch—it's really so much more. In fact, it's an integral part of the great room and opens up to it completely by means of a NanaWall system. "It's really just a big, easy living area," says Mary. Furniture on the screened porch is weather-worthy, but the aesthetic of the whole house is casual enough that it doesn't seem like a different species of décor. The porch serves other practical pur- poses that support the goals of the house. It plays an important role in ventilating the entire living space, which is not air condi- tioned. "There are low operable windows as well, and a clerestory that vents," says Mary. Heating and cooling are provided by the radiant concrete floors. There's a photovoltaic array on the south-facing roof and solar hot water panels to supply most of the home's energy needs, including powering the heat pumps for the floor. Two secondary bedrooms are accessed Above: Cloverdale currently serves as a weekend/second home but, with its accessible features and one-level floor plan, could be a future age-in-place fulltime residence. VOL. 2, 2017 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM 61

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