finding a mid-century modern home here in the southbay, is not to difficult.
the idea here in this house is to make it a case study house with the concept of sustainablity in mind. from emu-blocks, radiant flooring, low voc paints, sistern syatem, passive solar technology, low flush water closets and solar panels enabling supply and storage energy for the home. this homes design qualifys for a platnium LEED rating.
by using the existing foot print of the shotgun house, and blowing out the current low false ceiling, and exposing the scirror trusses, allows convention currents to circulate from a colder lower floor to and escaping higher level.
in keeping costs down, grade A plywood was used for all cabinet and shelving materials, as well as below the rigid insulation in the roof assembly. the 2 expansive aluminum sliding doors also allows the outside context to enter the home.
an exterior galvanized stair case leads up to a 1000 sq. ft. office space that is cladded in cement board that pokes itself through the existing roof structure. a westwardly facing garage rollup door cools the space with trade winds and vents through a full length shylight along the northern wall of the space.
an exposed moment frame is used on the west side of the addition to account for seismic acctivity.
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA, US