Saturday, October 25, 2008

New Residence in Campbell, Ca

My clients who are a family of five have outgrown their existing 1,100 square foot home located on a corner lot in Campbell, California. When they hired Arch Studio, Inc. to design their new home they were looking to maximize the potential of the existing corner lot for their new 2 story home. Their desire was to create a neighborhood friendly home that took advantage of eco-friendly products and materials and maximized energy efficiency.

The proposed new design is an open floor plan on the first and second floors. The first floor kitchen boasts a large island with large windows to the backyard patio. The kitchen is also open to the family room and other living areas. There is a bedroom and bath on the first floor and a three-car parking garage with ample storage. One of the key features of this new design is the wrap-around exterior front porch.

The new second floor design is also open to the first floor and the rooms connect via a series of bridges. We are utilizing "sissor roof trusses" as the roof structural system to assist with maximizing the volume of our spaces.

Arch Studio, Inc. is incorporating energy efficient features, such as radiant heated floors, 2 tankless water heaters, dual-glazed & low "E" windows and patio doors, and structural-insulated panel (SIP) construction. In addition, we are utilizing "green building" products, such as cement board exterior siding and trims.

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