Our Clients for this project are from the Bay Area, and have a deep respect for nature, and the natural beauty of this Site in particular. They are very aware of their carbon footprint, and to this end the envelope of the home is designed to be extremely energy efficient, while still affording breathtaking views through large sweeps of glass. The building is 100% solar powered, including full battery backup, and electric vehicle charging stations in the detached garage.
Mariposa means Butterfly, so we’ve attempted to integrate the concept of flight into the design. The flat roofed elements at either end of the home indicate an “at rest” position. As your eye moves toward the center of the building the “wings” of the roof begin to take flight, culminating at the center of the structure in full flight.