Launch Slideshow

Celo Residence

Celo Residence

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    David Dietrich

    Carefully placed on a sloped site and situated amid trees protected during construction, the Celo Residence integrates well with its surroundings. A rainwater catchment system feeds landscape irrigation.

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    Chris Ermides

    The connection between indoor and outdoor spaces and the use of consistent interior and exterior materials captured the judges’ attention and helped this project earn its Grand Award.

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    David Dietrich

    The living room is bright and airy, combining natural materials with high-performance windows to create a bright and comfortable space.

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    Chris Ermides

    The project features an attractive kitchen loaded with features like local custom maple cabinets, recycled-content concrete countertops, Energy Star-rated appliances, low-voltage lighting, and a low-flow faucet.

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    David Dietrich

    Low-flow bath fixtures include a Danze showerhead and lav faucet and a Toto dual-flush toilet.

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Architectural design, sustainable performance, and careful placement on a tricky site combined to win this project a Grand Award. The judges especially liked the consistency and connection of natural materials used inside and outside the home, the linear layout and exposure along the sloping topography, and how the house connects to and blends in with its vegetated surroundings.

The project team took great care to preserve the property’s existing trees during construction and focused on landscape details that include 3,750 gallons of rainwater catchment storage for irrigation; pervious walkways, patio, and driveway; and drought-resistant plants. Toto dual-flush toilets and low-flow Danze showerheads and lav faucets aid interior water efficiency, and greywater drain lines are roughed-in for future use.

Exterior finishes include standing-seam metal roofing, FSC-certified wood shingles, and locally harvested stone. Interior materials feature stone, tile, and naturally finished wood flooring; urea formaldehyde–free maple cabinets with concrete countertops; FSC-certified interior doors; and low-VOC paints and finishes throughout.

Energy efficiency targets were met using Icynene spray-foam insulation throughout; Hurd low-E, argon-filled windows and doors; a 15+-SEER heat pump and high-efficiency water heater; and low-voltage lighting. Lines are roughed-in for future solar system installations.

But it was the successful balance between the sustainable design and high-performance features that tied everything together for the jury. As one judge said, “This project shows how achievable sustainable design can be in creating a bright and livable home connected to the outdoors, while integrating performance features that improve water efficiency, indoor air quality, and energy demand.”


PRODUCTS

Windows & Exterior Doors: Hurd / Roofing: Englert / Siding: Maibec / Rainwater Collection: Norwesco / Insulation: Icynene / Appliances: Bosch, GE, Miele, Sharp, Sirius, Viking / Kitchen Faucets: Dornbracht / Toilets: Toto / Bath Faucets & Showerheads: Danze / Interior Doors: Marshfield / Interior Lighting: Artemide, Lithonia, Modular International, Tobias Grau, Visa Lighting / Exterior Lighting: B-K Lighting / Paints & Stains: Earthpaint / Flooring & Carpeting: Ceramic Technics / HVAC: American Standard

 

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