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A Old Passive Home is Brought into the 21st Century

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This light-filled California residence was once the home of a submarine engineer in the 1950s. One of the first passive-solar homes in the state, the house was clearly inspired by sun and eart​h and was constructed using only redwood, glass, concrete and stainless steel. From above, the structure looks like a nautilus shell, and the kitchen counter “aligns with the sun’s angle at the summer solstice.”
The new owners bought the home in rough shape, but they didn’t want a renovation to take away from the residence’s unique features and green inspiration. Thanks largely to a reconfigured layout, the home was “[brought] into the 21st century.” And those expansive kitchen windows? Stunning.
Read Dwell’s full story behind this unique home here.