Looking past the steep hillside, the clients saw the potential of this beautiful wooded lot that overlooks the city of Ashland and the surrounding foothills. With the number of unique elements in this Northwest contemporary custom home, attention to each construction detail was paramount and resulted in every point in this house being precise. The steep slope of the building site, coupled with underground living space, required extensive ground flow water management, waterproofing, and drains. The indoor cold plunge and wet sauna required ventilation and pool systems to be designed well ahead of installation. This energy efficient, net zero home includes a 13kw solar system, blown-in insulation, and hydronic radiant flooring heating. Large exterior bifold door systems with Centor screens allow the home to feel connected to the outside environment. Finally, the entire home uses the dynamic Lutron Homeworks technology, which can be controlled by personal devices, includes controlling the fireplace, lighting, pop-up TV, security, skylights, window treatments, sauna, and even turning on the steam shower from the car so it’s ready when the owner arrives home, gives the home all the modern tech features the clients desired. This home also meets new strict wildland fire codes adopted by the city. It is the first home in the community to be completed under these codes.
This project won the Oregon Home Structure & Style Award for 2021.