The Myrtle Street house took the client’s love of clean, simple detailing and paired it with an environmentally sensitive solution. The existing house was built in 1940 and had a typical compartmentalized layout, with little reference to the site or its solar orientation. The new home opens up the plan to allow for larger gatherings and orients the rooms toward the exterior of the house, embracing indoor-outdoor living. Solar panels, “green” building materials and the addition of natural light are major components of the project.
The house was published in Green Homes: Dwellings for the 21st Century, Residential Deign & Build magazine and Real Kitchens magazine.
Completed in 2007 by A.Murphy Construction. Landscape Architecture: Dirk Moyer, Structural Engineering: Murphy Burr Curry. Photos: Rien van Rijthoven. Design Team: Phil Rossington, Alice Roche.