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  • Passive House Spanish Colonial

    New Residence, Studio and Garage


    LOCATION: Palo Alto, CA
    AREA: 4894 SQ-FT House, 2818 SQ-FT Basement, 556 SQ-FT Garage, 175 SQ-FT Studio
    COMPLETED: January 2015

    With its thin massing and stucco walls with deep set openings, the home utilizes the Spanish Colonial style’s more austere exterior characteristics to drive the owner’s energy and design goals while framing their more modern interior design aesthetic. This certified Passive House and LEED Platinum home demonstrates that building a custom home sustainably can cost less (about 20 to 30%) and can be built faster (about 30%) than other custom homes in the area. The owners have opened their doors to global warming and environmental organizations, sustainable building groups, a Passive House conference, and the local chapter of the AIA.

Passive House Spanish Colonial

New Residence, Studio and Garage


LOCATION: Palo Alto, CA
AREA: 4894 SQ-FT House, 2818 SQ-FT Basement, 556 SQ-FT Garage, 175 SQ-FT Studio
COMPLETED: January 2015

With its thin massing and stucco walls with deep set openings, the home utilizes the Spanish Colonial style’s more austere exterior characteristics to drive the owner’s energy and design goals while framing their more modern interior design aesthetic. This certified Passive House and LEED Platinum home demonstrates that building a custom home sustainably can cost less (about 20 to 30%) and can be built faster (about 30%) than other custom homes in the area. The owners have opened their doors to global warming and environmental organizations, sustainable building groups, a Passive House conference, and the local chapter of the AIA.

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