With the backyard now a usable green space, this house accommodates a double car port and garage below the main living quarters of the house at the front of the lot, eliminating the need for a lengthy driveway. The garage creates a split level concept, with four stories at the back of the house and three at the front. The main living quarters are slightly elevated above street level, allowing sun into the south facing facade while maintaining privacy within the dwelling. At the rear, the main living quarters extends into the backyard with large window and door openings. The top floor master suite overlooks the rooftop patio half a story below while maximizing on desired solar gain.
- Passive Solar Heating - Natural Ventilation and Passive Cooling - Natural Daylighting - High Performance Envelope Design - Renewable Materials and Finishes - Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Non-toxic - - Materials and Finishes - Advanced Geothermal Systems - Radiant Heating - Heat Recovery Ventilation - Low Energy Lighting & Appliances - Water Conserving Appliances & Fixtures