CopyHouses•Atherton, United States Year: United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/40046/aherton-residence-turnbull-griffin-haesloop Clipboard Houses ArchDaily “COPY” Projects Atherton Residence / Turnbull Griffin HaesloopSave this projectSaveAtherton Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Year Completion year of this architecture project Atherton Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop “COPY” Photographs: David WakelyText description provided by the architects. Located on the peninsula south of San Francisco, this house sits on an internal suburban flag lot. The previous 1950’s house, which was removed due to structural problems, featured mature landscaping and a manmade pond that the clients wanted to preserve. They wanted their new house to be a private retreat that maximizes the drama of the pond and takes advantage of the privacy of the site. As advocates of year round outdoor dining and entertaining, the clients wanted a house that would open up to the landscape and have as many outdoor rooms as possible. Save this picture!© David WakelyThe design solution breaks the program into four buildings – main house, study, pool house and garage – that ring the edge of the site and focus inwards on the pond, garden and pool. The main house features a butterfly roof that turns up to the south with a dramatic overhang. Large sliding glass doors open directly out to the pond and terrace. Save this picture!Environmental diagramThe roofs conceal photovoltaic and solar hot water panels. The house is heated with a radiant system in the stone floors, and despite the hot climate it is not air conditioned, but passively cooled with a combination of overhangs, shades, and operable windows. The house also features many green building materials, including high fly-ash concrete, formaldehyde-free casework and denim insulation. The new house creates a special place for the clients, making a main residence feel like a vacation retreat.Save this picture!© David WakelyProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Blue Award 2009 CompetitionArticlesThe University of Helsinki City Campus Library / Anttinen Oiva arkkitehditArticles Share Save this picture!© David Wakely+ 13 Share CopyAbout this officeTurnbull Griffin HaesloopOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAthertonHousesUnited StatesPublished on November 09, 2009Cite: “Atherton Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop” 09 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.