The modern residence highlights a design that specifically meets the needs of the client while merging important sustainable strategies. The client, a newly retired couple, desired a simple home that featured wall and sculptural art collected during a life spent traveling. They value their privacy but enjoyed entertaining and having family visit.
It was the notion of public versus private that initiated the design of the ReNest House. The house is linear in nature with the entry situated under a covered breezeway. A separate yoga studio/study was provided that can be converted into an extra bedroom, or house full time care. An open plan concept is featured in the public areas like the kitchen and living with large windows facing a pastoral view. A long corridor highlights various artwork and artifacts with the master bedroom suite entry.
Large overhangs on the southern exposure provide great passive solar opportunities. Low-maintenance materials and systems keep the couple focused on enjoying their home.
Top 12 Finalist in FreeGreen Competition