A double height living room aids in climate control inside the riverside residence while glass windows sliding doors and skylights bring in natural light. Bedrooms sit on the second floor and overlook the rear garden the distant river and the scenery beyond.
A terraced deck with garden planters forms the central axis of the solarium with a roaring fireplace at the entry and relaxing seating welcoming the homeowners and guests gleefully. With a translucent polycarbonate cladding and wooden lattice structure there is plenty of geometric contrast and filtered sunlight here for you to soak in. Simple in its form and rustic in theme it is this gorgeous eco-friendly hub that makes this Canadian home so very special.
But this Californian home is about a lot more than just creating a fun and fabulous social setting. Smart technologies like the green roof photovoltaic panels that also offer shade for the lower level heat reduction and energy-saving features transform it into a sustainable and eco-friendly hub. The 12KW solar panels can power the home completely even as automatic sensors cut down on waste of electricity even further. A smart home for the evolving urban family!
Built to meet the specific needs of two retired geophysicists you would expect the exceptional to imbibe the spirit of the planet and its green goodness within its form. This is precisely what Alan Nicholson Design Studio have managed to deliver as they combined several different materials a breezy design centered around a cantilevered shed roof and an inviting landscape.
The stone wall offers much more than support to the cantilevered structure as it divides the home into social and private spaces even as concrete pillars offer further support. With an elevated design the house gives those inside a smart view of the river from almost every level inside.