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Family Home on California Coast
Marin County, California

 Coastal Mediterranean climate

         Pacific Ocean watershed

healthy home Dave Deppen Green Architect, Marin, Design With Nature

 

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lassic passive solar home for a growing family.

 

The family wanted a local Marin green architect

who could both master plan long term locations for site

circulation, structures and gardens as well as design

a comfortable and energy efficient home.

 

As you approach you experience a welcoming,

sheltering porch leading to the entry room/mud room

and then the expansive living-dining-kitchen spaces.

 

A bonus second floor family space (within huge

dormers) is a wonderful multiuse area – with views

of the Pacific Ocean to the south and of forested

ridges to the north.

 

Designed with many expandability options –

new alcoves, new rooms and/or new wings can be

added over time.

 

The home’s location required a rigorous

governmental review and permitting process at

many levels, including the California Coastal

Commission. The design efficiently passed all

requirements – with added complements from the

county planner-in-charge.

 

Passive solar with heat storage in high mass floors

Radiant heated floors

Balanced daylighting throughout

Natural ventilation – cross and stack.

Heavily insulated thermal enclosure techniques

Photovoltaics system

Reclaimed wood thruout

Healthier materials thruout

 

CREDITS

DAVE’S ROLES: ARCHITECT

CONTRACTOR: VIDA BUILDING SYSTEMS

JONATHAN CUNHA

(FORMERLY FUSION BUILDING COMPANY)

PHOTO: TODD PICKERING

Family Home on California Coast

Marin County, California

Coastal Mediterranean climate

Pacific Ocean watershed

Dave Deppen Green Architect, Marin, Design With Nature

 

Letter-Classic passive solar home for a

growing family.

 

The family wanted a local Marin green

architect who could both master plan

long term locations for site circulation,

structures and gardens as well as design

a comfortable and energy efficient home.

 

As you approach you experience a

welcoming, sheltering porch leading to

the entry room/mud room and then the

expansive living-dining-kitchen spaces.

 

A bonus second floor family space

(within huge dormers) is a wonderful

multiuse area – with views of the Pacific

Ocean to the south and of forested

ridges to the north.

 

Designed with many expandability

options – new alcoves, new rooms and/

or new wings can be added over time.

 

The home’s location required a rigorous

governmental review and permitting

process at many levels, including the

California Coastal Commission. The

design efficiently passed all

requirements – with added complements

from the county planner-in-charge.

 

Passive solar with heat storage in high

mass floors

Radiant heated floors

Balanced daylighting throughout

Natural ventilation – cross and stack.

Heavily insulated thermal enclosure

techniques

Photovoltaics system

Reclaimed wood thruout

Healthier materials thruout

 

CREDITS

DAVE’S ROLES:   ARCHITECT

CONTRACTOR:   VIDA BUILDING SYSTEMS

JONATHAN CUNHA

(FORMERLY FUSION BUILDING COMPANY)

PHOTO:   TODD PICKERING

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IMAGE CREDITS

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