SASNETT/SAXON RESIDENCE

In progress(10/1/98), This project involves the demolition of much an existing 1400 sq. ft. rancher on this site and the creation of a new and innovative 3,000 sq. ft. Craftsman style home. An existing 2 car garage and adjacent workshop area are being maintained while the new living quarters with multiple deck areas are reoriented to maximize the Santa Clara valley views. The house has many unique features. Exterior surfaces are covered in low maintenance yet visually pleasing materials. Siding and roofing materials are made by James Hardie from fiber-cement ingredients to create an extremely stable and durable weather surface. All exterior glazing is both clad and cased in heavy gauge pre-finished aluminum to maximize longevity and eliminate the need for painting. No conventional gutters have been used. Instead, a system of rain dispersion louvers wrap the roof at its drip lines. On the interior, the house employs several high efficiency heating units---a water heater, a 3 zone furnace, and a living room fireplace---none of which require conventional flues. Ceiling fans and a whole house fan both cool and destratify the heat in the soaring interior spaces of this residence.

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