Contemporary net-zero masterpiece in the heart of Piedmont. Architecturally stunning home designed by award-winning Jarvis Architects with natural exterior emphasis on vertical grain Western Red Cedar blended with walls of artisan crafted glass. Ideally sited for southern exposure and nestled among mature Live Oak Trees, the home offers an exclusive sense of privacy and harmonious surroundings.
Modern, zen, interior aesthetics have been conceptualized within, open living spaces accented by Venetian Marmorino plaster walls, wide plank French Oak floors, floating 6 foot linear fireplace in living room, decorative cove and accent lighting balanced by retracting glass doors opening the structure to the rear gardens and patio for seamless transitions from inside to out. Complete smart home functionality has been integrated into the home with both audio and video and are platform agnostic—so they can be controlled by the owner’s preferred system (Amazon, Google, Apple, etc.). Redwood, reclaimed from the site, has been gracefully repurposed and integrated into the home as kitchen island bar slab, floating shelves, niches, and doors.
The deluxe Chef’s eat-in kitchen features Miele appliances, 48” dual fuel, steam convection, microwave range, 36” integrated refrigerator, 30” freezer, 2 Bosch dishwashers, locally built custom cabinetry, artisan tile walls and single slab Brazilian Quartz stone island with Redwood slab bar. A walk-in catering space with additional pantry and prep areas flanks the rear wall of the space and is discreetly positioned beyond the line of sight to formal areas.
Traversing from the living space to the rear patio, one senses the depth of purposeful planning that went into the functionality of the landscape site design. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls in living room are fully retractable and pocket into the walls, creating a 16 foot expansive indoor/outdoor living flow out to the back patio, where a rectangular gas fire pit surrounded by repurposed wood floating bench seating offers refined relaxation to one side, while a formal outdoor dining area with outdoor Chef’s kitchen including barbecue, refrigerator, sink and overhead lighting create a balance of Northern California sophistication on the other. Level yard spaces for play are framed by horizontal fencing and Olive Trees for privacy.
The main level den, positioned at the east side of the home, offers ideal juxtaposition to the open space concept for those in need of private gatherings or casual moments. From the elegant dining area, surrounded by walls of glass, a secluded terrace with commanding neighborhood vistas from the southeastern front portion of the home awaits you. The dining area also features overhead custom lighting and retractable glass doors leading outdoors, as well as automated multi paneled shades for absolute privacy and reduction of solar gain.
MASTER SUITE / UPPER LEVEL
Artisan-built staircase combining steel, wood, and glass is complemented by cascading custom chandelier and gracefully leads to the upper living quarters with master suite, en-suite, two additional bedrooms, hall bath and dedicated laundry room.
Master suite features walls of glass, commanding views of the rear gardens, automated shade controls, 4’ linear floating fireplace and accent lighting for a tranquil retreat aesthetic. The master bathroom, with solid slab marble walls, abounding open concept shower, heated floors and towel bars, expansive skylight, backlit vanity mirror, stealth speaker system and two full walk-in closets offer unparalleled luxury.
MEDIA ROOM / LOWER LEVEL
Media/Home Theater room, office, half bath, wine cellar, systems room and access to the extra large three car garage—wired for high output electric charging station—are located on the lower level. Foundation walls built with insulated concrete forms work in perfect tandem to the theater space for acoustical purity; space is pre-wired for projector/theater installation.
The mechanics of the home created the substance behind the style and are designed to the highest standards to modern abilities.
HEATING / COOLING SYSTEMS
Net Zero Home designed to generate—in a full year on average—the same amount of energy that it consumes.
Radiant heating throughout with individually controlled smart zones for perfect comfort, utilizing 98% efficiency gas boiler to heat.
Air conditioning system designed with an integrated combination of both air and pumps for disbursement.
Additional passive cooling system delivered by automatic opening and closing skylights on the second floor.
SOLAR / WATER SYSTEMS
7.5 KW PV ‘owned’ solar system that will deliver necessary power to the property.
Large gray water encapsulation and recycling system designed to minimize consumption of potable house water by 50%.
On-demand continuous domestic hot water.
House is equipped with full internal sprinkler system for safety.
98% ultra high-efficiency gas boiler
Wall-mounted low-flow toilets throughout the home
LIGHTING / AUDIO / ACOUSTICS
100% LED lighting throughout the home.
Custom wall wash accent lighting to showcase artwork
14-foot skylight provides natural light to Master Bath