Caterpillar House was completed in January 2010 by Feldman Architecture . Located on the softly rolling hills of the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California, USA, this fine hillside residence is the first LEED Platinum Custom Home of the California Central Coast.
According to Feldman : The Caterpillar House implements sustainable elements and implements contemporary ranch ideals beautifully, with open plan living and a continuous connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces. Capturing rainwater for irrigation, three tanks proudly sit close to the home – a clear sign of the available water resources for landscape. Large south-facing glass doors open the main living area to a large covered contemporary porch and to an outdoor patio with sunshades that expand and contract to allow for a flexible entertaining area that responds to the client’s needs. Integrated photo-voltaic panels enable the house to produce all of its energy requirements without compromising the graceful curve of the low roof against the hill. The Caterpillar House is the first Leed Platinum Custom Home of the Central Coast.