Fri, Jul 3, 2009
This incredible dreamhome is located in Santa Fe, California and is designed by the architects at Safdie Rabines.
The home was designed to maximize the 360 degree views from its hilltop location, just north of San Diego. An open plan in the public areas of the home features four cascading levels of reverse butterfly roofs with clerestory windows to illuminate and ventilate. The stacked open beam ceilings delineate warm intimate spaces despite the nearly 10,000 square feet of space.
The house is structurally engineered for energy efficiency. The reverse roof slope drains off rising warm air through clerestories with the help of cool ocean cross breezes. In winter, southern windows provide an abundance of passive solar heating.
The home is currently being offered for sale through the agents at Gallagher & Gallagher.