Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sycamore House

If there is one house that represents the style and environmental thoughtfulness of how I would like to live it would be the Los Angeles house by architect Russell K. Johnson known as Sycamore House. Nestled in a fire prone canyon of the Angeles National Forest the house is built to withstand the southern California natural disasters of earthquakes and seasonal wildfires. The interior is built to take advantage of passive solar heating as well as radiant heating in the floors. Mr Johnson incorporates stucco and tempered glass for the exterior. These materials provide excellent fire resistant and insulation. The floors are ground and polished concrete and the kitchen counters are Caesar Stone, a quartz product. This eco wonder is contemporary, stylish and environmentally sound.

the house skeleton is steel
double paned tempered glass-southwest facing
polished concrete floors
porcelain tile walls and floors -no need to paint
images: LA Times


Light Fixture: Artemide
Countertop: Caesar Stone
Propane Fireplace: Heat N Glo

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