San Francisco-based studio Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects has designed the Hillside Residence. Completed in 2010, this 5,900 square foot, modern and eco-friendly home seems to emerge from the hillside providing spectacular views of Mount Tamalpais and the San Francisco Bay. It is located in Kentfield, California, USA. The house is tucked under the living roof, which visually merges the house with the land. Growing out of the hillside, the roof is carved away to form a protected courtyard for the pool. Three volumes housing the living room, kitchen-dining area, and master bedroom rise up above the living roof with shed roofs angled to capture the sun for photovoltaic and solar hot water panels. The house incorporates passive and active heating and cooling systems, battery storage, and a cistern for water runoff management.
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