On the banks of the American River, the house captures the sweeping views of its site. The dramatic projecting roof of the house provides a shelter for the deck and allows the rooms to fully open to the view beyond. Balancing this are entry elements consisting of a detached garage and a covered arcade that connects to a towering entry counter form. The insulated roof panels coupled with an earth sink heat pump allows the house to be very energy friendly.
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Conceived as a modern farmhouse, this structure is formed by two intersecting hip roofs of heavy timber. Its open floor plan with cathedral ceiling contains the living, dining, and kitchen areas. Finishes include concrete countertops, travertine floors and cast concrete fireplace surrounds. The major interior spaces open to the view of the valley and a gracious patio containing a lap pool, masonry pizza oven, and outdoor dining pavilion.