A Old Passive Home is Brought into the 21st CenturyBy Sam Tuttle, Marvin Windows
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 earth 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.
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