Mediterranean Interpretation

This home design arose from its placement in a sunny, older fruit orchard.  The intent was to start with something fairly simple outside, then allow more wide ranging work inside.  The “European farm house” vernacular led to the use of a hybrid stucco, stone , and wood exterior, and plaster, wood and masonry interior.  This new home was designed and built by MDBLLC (contact) in 2001, with the gracious help of many local artisans.

Other features include: radiant heating, R28 walls, passive solar mass in the slab and walls,  8′ x 8′ central skylight with interior sash for daylighting, wool carpeting in bedrooms, HRV air handling, central vacuum, gas artisan fireplace, extensive salvaged redwood cabinetry, and concrete counters and showers.

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