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BALD PEAK

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The nature of THE PLACE

  • Solitude atop Bald Peak, overlooking the vineyards in the valley below.

  • Views of 3 major mountain peaks.

  • Surrounded by wheat and barley fields.

  • High winds prevalent atop of the mountain.

  • Utilize an existing 3-car garage and add new living spaces above.

 

 

The nature of THE CLIENT & THEIR NEEDS

  • For a single professional who works from home, the house was intended to take advantage of the views, solitude and to enjoy the natural beauty.

  • Garage at 1st floor with main living occurring on the 2nd floor where views are more pronounced.

  • 2 bedroom, 1 ½ bath.

  • Crow’s nest with office / relaxation.

  • Energy efficient design desired with super-insulated walls and roof, triple-paned windows.

  • Incorporate a geothermal system.

THE DESIGN RESPONSE

  • Esthetic = modern Craftsman inspired home.

  • With the high winds – highly insulated with attention to air sealing construction.

  • Added a geothermal heat / cooling system for the house.

  • Simple, open plan with windows placed to take advantage of the views.

  • Large west facing deck to those views.