The Ojai Skinny House is a design based on the popular idea of modular housing. Each time I have tried to do a house using modular technology, it hasn’t worked ! Here are some of the reasons:
- Final cost was more expensive than building on site
- Design couldn’t be changed to take advantage of the views
- Too expensive/difficult to deliver to the site
Continue reading “The Ojai Skinny House”
Click on the video above to see a time lapse of the construction of this custom built home in Ojai
See the Ventana Magazine article about the house HERE
By: Otis Bradley
Project: Ojai, California – Radiant Cooling
Architecture: Patrick W. Nolan
Builder: Otis Bradley Company, Inc.
Interior Design: Rhett Judice
In the words of the late great singer – James Brown – I feel good ! Like I know that I should! Ughhh ! Yeahhhh !
Everybody loves radiant heat ! It feels good. Done right – you don’t even know you have a heating system – it just feeeeeels good!
Our new custom home in Ojai – is traditionally designed in a French Provincial style, yet includes high tech equipment. Not only does it have radiant heating tubes embedded in the concrete slabs under the French limestone floors, but … we also have cooling tubes in the ceiling.
This project – although a traditional, French Provincial style home, still has high tech equipment. The house is super insulated using insulated concrete block, ICF, technology and both heated and cooled using radiant panels in the floor and ceiling.
Everyone loves radiant floor heat, but in hot climates everyone wants cooling as well. Typically this means an entire second – usually a ducted forced air system – is added just for cooling.
Use radiant to cool as well as heat.
We did this with the help of special panels and control systems that sense humidity and allow us to cool without creating condensation.
It feels GOOD ! In hot or cold weather !Everybody loves radiant heat! You won’t even know there is a heating system in a home if its done right – it just feels comfortable.
More on this project CLICK HERE
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I love Vegas … for the fist day… and hate it the next…. Overstimulous!!!
This house is the same. 8 bar areas, 5 pools and 25 TV’s … but they’ve got some solar panels ! Ohh and 3 bedrooms.
Break the mold … these show houses are supposed to do this. This year’s 8,000 square foot, “New American Home” was designed and built by Blue Heron. They took every feature you could imagine and threw it on the wall so to speak. I am in awe at the way they were able to put all the parts and pieces of this house together. From a technical point of view its amazing, but who would live in this house?
Continue reading “Leaving Las Vegas – The New American Home 2013”
Every once in a while you just have to have a little fun! A recent design/build project…
This garage looked like a dump. The client, an avid sportsman, wanted something a little special without spending a ton of cash. Continue reading “Santa Monica – Garage Remodel / Pop Art”