Nathan Good Architects was tapped to design a Portland, Oregon home that stood as a shining example of energy efficiency and modern sustainable architecture. The residents, a middle-age couple with an active life and their three children, required a home that was suited the entire family while keeping them separated from he noise of nearby road, Skyline Boulevard.
Helping to offset the home’s energy usage are solar panels that can produce the same amount of energy on-site as the home consumes annually — sustainable indeed.
The 4,200 square foot home is positioned on a 1.7 acre site to provide ample natural light, as well as the best views as possible. The residence is three stories, with the first floor providing all public areas including an entry way, great room, utility room, and a garage. Upstairs, the home features three bedrooms and three bathrooms. There’s also a game room, exercise room, mechanical and storage spaces located on the lower level.
Other sustainable aspects of the home include the use of salved materials, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and of course plenty of natural lighting. The home also has a green roof and an efficient storm-water management system.