Title: Palo Alto Farm House
Architect: Architecture Allure [archallure.com]
Project Details: Fitting a full basement on this 45' wide lot required extensive shoring of the neighboring properties. The existing home was completely deconstructed for donation all the way down to the last stud. High efficiency appliances, radiant heating, metal roofing, permeable pavers, and spray foam insulation team up with Solar generation from Domestic Hot water and Photo Voltaic panels to create a small environmental footprint. A variety finishes were used such as Walnut, IPE, Cedar, Corten Steel, Natural Blackened Steel, and solid Bluestone block steps. In the far off future, even the metal roofing will be recyclable.