A totally energy-efficient, Build It Green-certified residence using little or no energy apart from what the sun provides. An award winning design (2009 Spark Awards Finalist for Conceptual Design Phase), this home uses the best of materials needed to weather the harsh conditions of oceanfront living. Combining passive and active solar systems, along with totally clean air interiors, this home is an inspiration to whoever looks out its windows to a true symphony of natural events happening every single day of the year. Whales, sea gulls, pelicans, powerful storms and sunsets are all regular visitors and events. Green-certified custom-designed residence located on the northern California coastline. Passive solar design, fire proof exterior materials on a home located overlooking on the mouth of the Gualala River. Project Year: 2012 Project Cost: $1,500,001 - $2,000,000 Country: United States Zip Code: 95445

State of the Art residence, "Zero Carbon Footprint", totally self-sustainable, dramatic oceanfront setting. All fireproof, contemporary design, stone panel exterior siding, with standing seam metal roofs and solar eletric and hot water panels. Tucked into an existing wind-sheltering hedgerow of native pines, this home is carefully sited to maximize the dramatic ocean views and passively capture the sun's energy. The exterior construction methods and materials exceed state requirements for California Wildfire Zones. Project Year: 2021 Project Cost: More than $3,000,000 Country: United States Zip Code: 95445

This is a preliminary design concept for an oceafront home immediately adjacent to a state coast highway that strived to reduce its visual impact to highway passersby viewing out to the ocean. The final design was changed significantly due to California Coastal Commission requirements for this 2.5 acre parcel, located approximately 100 miles north of San Francisco. Careful site evaluations require geological, botanical, biological, sanitarian, civil, and structural consultants prior to beginning design studies. Country: United States

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AIARE 2012 "People's Choice Award": Esherick/Marks Residential remodel and additions. Autodesk 2009 Sparks Design Awards Finalist: Das Residence. Published: Santa Rosa Press Democrat for custom designed residential remodels, 2011 & 2012 Published: Trends Ideas Magazine, Marks Residence, June 2012, YouTube KGUA videos for Fallow & Das Residences, 2021: Michael Barron-Wike, Green Architect