Lawrence Architecture

Beaux Arts Residence

A modest, sustainable home with 1,800 SF of living space and a 430 SF detached garage.

The site plan was dictated by the preservation of two large cedar trees,  the location of a water infiltration feature, and the desire to maximize outdoor space on the southwest side of the property.

Building materials were biased toward long-term durability, local production and manufactured products.  The exterior includes cedar shingles, horizontal cedar siding, metal roofing, and wood doors and windows.  The siding is installed as a rain screen system to maximize its longevity.

Natural wood predominates the interior finishes: exposed glu-laminated beams,; fir doors, second floor decking and trim; and hickory engineered wood flooring.

Hydronic heating is complemented with a heat recovery ventilation system that ensures indoor air quality while maximizing energy conservation.  Domestic hot water is supplied by a solar heating system on the south-facing garage roof.  Photovoltaic cells may be added when they become economically viable.
The general contractor was Phoenix Construction.

Completed August 2006.