Turnbill Griffin Haesloop Architects recently gave the Hupomone Ranch a LEED Platinum upgrade. The family farmhouse located near Petaluma, California now features a number of energy saving features exceeding LEED'S Title 24 requirements by over 50 percent. Set on 160 acres of bucolic paradise, the complex is home to a family of five, who are focused on sustainable farming in the region.
With a nod toward a traditional barn house, Hupomone Ranch is clad with a peaked two story glass façade, which floods the interior with light while showcasing the rolling hills of the family’s property. On the ground floor, an open plan living room overlooks the region’s natural beauty and the double height ceiling creates an airy atmosphere. A cozy eat-in kitchen is tucked on one side of the living room, with bedrooms on the other. The home’s main entrance is located on the far side of the living room and a glass curtain that extends just to the first floor creates a channel of light from the front to the back of the home.
Lining the mezzanine are two more bedrooms, which overlook the living room below, including a cozy reading area nestled under the home’s gabled peak. The home faces a great lawn that lies adjacent to the family swimming pool and pool house. Both structures on the beautiful farmhouse complex are energy efficient and utilize passive heating and cooling technologies, as well as solar energy. The stunning design received a Merit Award from AIA San Francisco Design Awards 2016.