Cloverdale Residence

Cloverdale, California
  • Cloverdale, California
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • This project page was created by community member Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

    The site is a vineyard located above Cloverdale on a steep south slope overlooking the valley below. Stands of mature oaks and rock outcroppings frame the existing pool and house site. A 1970s kit log home with few connections to the land or views occupied the ideal location above the pool. Our strategy was to utilize all of the existing site improvements and reuse the wood from the existing kit log structure to build a new 2150 square foot house that would open out to the land and take advantage of the expansive views and south facing exposure.

    Committed to sustainable practices, the owners requested a house that would have minimal impact on the site and be easy to use. Memories of growing up with ample screened porches led to a strategy that incorporated the screened-in living space as an integral part of the house. Including the porch in the body of the house allowed it to double as an entry to the guest bedrooms, reducing the need for circulation and the overall footprint of the house. The south facing roof carries a PV array and solar hot water panels which provide much of the energy needed for the house. Concrete floor slabs supported by PV powered heat pumps provide either radiant heating or cooling depending on seasonal need. All of the interior and exterior wood paneling, trim and decking was milled down from the logs of the original kit house.

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    Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
    Turnbull Griffin Haesloop is an award-winning architecture firm, led by principals Mary Griffin FAIA, Eric Haesloop FAIA and Stefan Hastrup AIA from our San Francisco office. We are a woman-owned business renowned for sustainable, site sensitive design of houses as well as wineries, churches, libraries and independent schools. Our work also includes campus planning, adaptive reuse, historic renovations, and interiors. We believe architecture is primarily concerned with establishing a "sense of place," inspired by the uniqueness of each site and each client. Since the concept for each of our buildings is rooted in its environment, we are particularly attentive to topography, microclimate, vegetation and solar orientation. We listen carefully to the aspirations and requirements of our clients. Mary Griffin, Eric Haesloop and Stefan Hastrup collaborate on all aspects of design and continue William Turnbull’s commitment to producing buildings of enduring architectural value. Turnbull Griffin Haesloop is dedicated to green building principles, with several LEED accredited professionals.
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