Our 2018 Best Energy-Smart Home Award goes to Eric Wooduse for his afresh completed blueprint abode in Mill Valley, Calif. The abreast split-level me accomplished aing to Pive Abode levels of airtightness, and exceeds California’s Title 24 Architecture Efficiency Standards by 52.5%.
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For the exterior, Wooduse cse accepted adhesive over a Stuc-O-Flex WaterWay 3-mm aerial rainscreen embly. His bounded inspectors like adhesive because it’s blaze resistant, and he brand it because the blush is chip into the top coat, so the architecture suld never crave paint.
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A split-level architecture authentic by abreast stairways and cable railings provides accessible admission to the bedrooms and bathrooms off the admission and upstairs, as able-bodied as a abounding appearance of the lower active akin and surrounding backyard and landscaping.
An accessible attic plan offers aloof the appropriate anhesis of authentic es and adaptability for a advanced ambit of styles, which is acute back accession a blueprint abode for success on the absolute acreage market.
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A comfortable U-shaped kitchen offers high-end stainless-steel appliances, bar seating, and a affiliation with the dining allowance and active room.
A set of folding NanaWall doors accommodate admission to the backyard that actomed patio doors can’t achieve. Back open, the aen amid calm and alfresco es all but disappears.
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