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Gorgeous Coastlands House Gets 80% of its Power From the California Sun

Posted By Tafline Laylin On December 20, 2012 @ 4:49 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Environment,Gallery,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | No Comments

Carver + Schicketanz, Pacific Ocean, Big Sur, California, solar power, renewable energy, PV, photovoltaic, natural ventilation, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, reclaimed materials

Remarkably well-connected to the wild seaside landscape, Coastlands House features a magnificent palette of natural materials [1] – including the stone base which connects the home to the uphill slope. Stacking sliding glass doors open out to a gobsmacking view and provide cross ventilation.

The interior is warm, sophisticated and largely comprised of reclaimed materials [2], while the majority of the carpets and decor were designed specifically for the couple by the Carver + Schicketanz team. And best of all, the potential energy footprint of this majesty is offset by the PV array, ensuring a relatively gentle environmental footprint. This is what we call retiring in style!

+ Carver + Schicketanz [3]

Via Contemporist [4]

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[1] natural materials: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-materials/

[2] reclaimed materials: http://inhabitat.com/tag/recycled-materials/

[3] + Carver + Schicketanz: http://www.carverschicketanz.com/architecture/coastlands-house/

[4] Contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2012/12/19/coastlands-house-by-carver-schicketanz/

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