Merit Award: Winging It

This project offers sustainable design combined with artistic elements that add personal flair.

The original 1970s house lacked a style and was clad in baby-blue vinyl siding. However, the house was in a great location on the site and to conserve natural resources, the owners and designer decided to preserve the original house as the core of the remodeled structure and add two wings.

Horizontal and vertical cedar siding adds interest and texture to the exterior of the new home. The siding is decorated with art panels, as seen under the roofline in this photo. The owners sent the panels to friends and relatives to be painted. The contractor inserted the panels into the cedar siding.

In one of the new wings, an open living room connects to the kitchen and outdoor areas.

The contractor installed cedar tree trunks as structural posts in the kitchen and yoga room. Concrete countertops in the kitchen contain recycled glass, fly ash, and locally gathered river rocks.

The owners analyzed materials and products based on environmental and healthiness criteria. Materials used include high-performance windows and glazing, high-efficiency plumbing fittings and fixtures, nontoxic insulation, geothermal HVAC, radiant-heat floor tubing, and a tankless hot water heater.

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