On a private street in Santa Monica Canyon, the Perenchio Residence is a seamless addition of 2,000 square feet to an existing 3,000 square foot residence. The use of local creek stone for foundations, reclaimed wide plank oak flooring, natural clay plaster and SFC certified western red cedar shingles allows the home to complement its creekside site and simultaneously contributes to the warmth and sustainability of this green home.
The main house and guest quarters both utilize passive solar ventilation, heating and cooling strategies. A solar thermal water heating system provides all the energy required for the domestic hot water use, in-floor radiant back-up heating and the pool throughout the year.
The Perenchio Residence illustrates the reality that good sustainable design is not style dependent. W3 Architects is capable of integrating sustainability into projects with authenticity and character.