Situated with open views of the Alexander Valley, the Healdsburg, CA home is a single family residence sitting atop Fitch Mountain designed by award winning architect Nick Noyes.
An estimated 3,000-5,000 feet in its entirety, the home is comprised of a kitchen/dining/living wing, a three bedroom wing and a mast suite wing. Composed of green materials when and where possible, the home boasts multiple environmental friendly materials such as a variety metals including aluminum and steel, salvaged wood and composite siding.
Starting at the exterior, the home is covered with corrugated galvalume metal roofing. Four and one-half inch composite Hardie Plank siding is used to create the body of the home while salvaged wood is used throughout the breezeway. The addition of aluminum clad casement windows and doors complete the sustainable exterior making it environmental friendly and maintenance free.
Although environmental thoughtfulness was a top priority while building the home, the aesthetics were also important. The green exterior of the home is also beautiful to behold with a pool for the hot days of summer and a gorgeous outdoor courtyard shaded by a high canopy cedar wood trellis. An open breezeway covered by a cedar pergola leads to a see through entryway. The cedar wood fence is constructed horizontally keeping with the modern feel of the home.
When entering the home, you arrive through the aluminum clad transparent doors onto a concrete poured foyer. Continuing throughout the home are radiant heated oak wood floors that lead into the open space comprised of the living, dining and kitchen areas. In keeping with the use of green features, the kitchen boasts sustainable wood cabinetry and an EPA approved wood burning stove. Keeping the space open and modern, the design of the high ceilings is supported by black structural iron tie rods. Cedar wood is used in parts of the ceiling and painted grade wood make up the interior walls of the home.
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Although the residence is heated and cooled by a conventional heating, the use of several solar techniques help keep the home environmental friendly, such as shading on the south side, thermal mass, and operable open windows to create cross ventilation. With exterior and interior features that are thoughtfully designed with beauty and sustainability in mind, it’s no surprise that the Healdsburg Residence was awarded the Merit Award by the American Institute of Architects Redwood Empire as well as Nick Noyes Architecture being the recipient of numerous awards, including Best of Houzz 2015 and 2016.