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VALLEY RIDGE // Todd Hamilton Architect

In a neighborhood surrounded by historic, natural landscape, this residence on Valley Ridge Road was designed to preserve the mature trees on the site. Its footprint reflects this strategy, creating a series of courtyards or outdoor rooms that are paired with indoor living spaces.

A multitude of energy-saving features were incorporated, including 11 geothermal wells, photovoltaic/solar panels on the upper roof, and two vegetative roofs above the street-facing facade. A major stone demising wall separates the parents’ suite from the more open family spaces. Three children’s bedrooms and a playroom/den occupy the second floor. A 20-foot-wide sliding pocket door allows the pool area to blend with the living and dining rooms.

Exterior materials are rough stone, fossil cut stone, stucco, and cypress siding. Many of the masonry materials are similar in color and tone, contrasting with the darker wood. Pitched roofs are standing seam metal, the low slope roof with photovoltaic/solar panels is reflective, and the remaining roofs are planted. Interior materials include a broad palette of marble and granite, rich in color and visual texture.


ARCHITECT | Todd Hamilton Architect

PROJECT DESIGN TEAM | Marcia Zimmermann, Todd Hamilton, AIA, Ed Nelson, Carol Hermanovski, Bryan Weber