This net-zero Big Sur residence has sufficient energy to cost EVs


Studio Schicketanz, led by Mary Ann Schicketanz, has designed a phenomenal, net-zero residence in Big Sur with views of the Pacific Ocean. The low-profile residence, created for a Silicon Valley-based household, blends right into a grassy hillside. What was initially deliberate as a weekend trip home changed into a dreamy pandemic getaway residence, the place the household can benefit from the ocean-front pool.

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A home surrounded by grass.

The designers created this net-zero home with high-end finishes with items from Coup D’etat, Larsen, Moooi, Miele, Brizio, Tai Ping, Giorgetti, Pindler and extra. The pool consists of petrified wooden stumps by Leos Enderle and Rodney Hunter, including to the country pure supplies on website.
A sculptural artwork piece by Eric Gushee and Casey McCafferty and items by Silvia Poloto are discovered all through the house. The beds, ottomans, bookcases and media cupboards had been customized made for the area.

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An outdoor patio area.

Using native granite from Hollister, California, the house’s rock partitions mix in with the encompassing panorama. Plaster was used for the “cubes” positioned in entrance of the rock partitions. Savannah Brown Duras flagstone connects the entryway and enhances the stone used for the partitions. While the house’s exterior was stored in impartial, the inside has pops of shade from customized mosaic partitions with Venetian plaster accent partitions to match.

An aerial view of an outdoor patio area.

The challenge achieves net-zero standing by utilizing photo voltaic panels and Tesla Power Walls to warmth the pool and assist energy the house. The energy produced on-site can cowl all the house’s vitality necessities with leftover to spare for charging two electrical autos. More designs like this can be on the way in which as EVs grow to be the norm and purchasers search dependable infrastructure for his or her autos.

A living room with open sliding glass doors.

Consideration for trendy finishes and life-style options elevate this design. As this challenge demonstrates, Studio Schicketanz takes a considerate method “to landscape, architecture, and interior design, with a focused emphasis on livability.”

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Images through Joe Fletcher Photography


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