Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Low Maintenance House Design

Low Maintenance House Design 1

Low Maintenance House Design 2

Low Maintenance House Design 3

It separated for two wings: the north one for the private Master Bedroom suite and home office; the south one for the living, dining and kitchen areas. The overall house design could be called as wonderfully glassy and spacious. The two-bedroom, three-bath home with a 527 square foot attached garage is inspired by the Bay Area hillside ranch homes.

Simple passive and sustainable features of the house include rainwater harvesting, roof-mounted solar hot water heating, in-floor radiant heating, cork floors, natural day-lighting and Icynene sprayed-on insulation. Some of these materials are: galvanized metal siding, aluminium windows, exposed concrete wall and veneer wood panels for siding. In order to create maintenance-free house materials was chose as low maintenance as possible. The house is situated a few miles outside of McMinnville on 2.5 acre sloping site in a walnut grove.

Walnut House is one of the best works of Portland’s company Giulietti/Schouten.


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