High above silicon valley.
The project, more than five years in the making, is a modern structure tucked quietly into the hillside. A two foot thick serpentine rammed-earth wall extends some 140’ from the front entry walk, through the home,and out to the vista beyond.
With the aid of a roof mounted solar panel system, geo-thermal heat pumps, a rain water irrigation system and a living roof, the 10,000 square foot house is rated “net zero” energy consumption; exceeding Title 24 energy standards by 64%.
The palette of materials used inside and out are restrained almost entirely to:concrete, corten steel, limestone, plaster and reclaimed wood.
The 44 foot wide by 14 high expanse of glass pocketing doors take full advantage of the stunning panoramic view, stretching from the northern San Francisco Bay, past the Oakland Hills, south over the homes of Apple, Google, and Yahoo.