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"Skinny House" Ojai California New Construction - Green Home

  • New construction

  • Contemporary design

  • Green Home

  • Design concepts - simple, clean, open to views, indoor/outdoor living

This design was influenced by the "Glide House" by Michelle Hoffman.  This terrific design is a modular home which we tried to  put on the site.  However, the beautiful mountain views are to the North and changing the roof design of the Glide House created a bunch of "engineering issues."   So, instead of being limited by the design, we decided to design and build a similar type of home to be site built.

The lot is 100 feet wide and over 300 feet long - so a long skinny design works well providing a large shaded area to the North side which works well for outdoor living in Ojai's hot sunny climate.

The floor plan included a garage (required by zoning regulations) which could also be used as a studio space.  The breezeway separated the garage and the main living area of the home.  This simple design allows for passive solar design and lower construction costs - also a site built home allows us to build the house with a "slab on grade" type of construction so we can have finished concrete floors with radiant heat.

Notice how the house opens to the views to the North - allowing lots of Northern light and shaded outdoor living area !

Notice how the south side of the building is shaded and shields the house from the hot Ojai sun !


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