Johnson-Theis Residence
Sebastapol, CA

OSA designed this 5,500 square foot passive solar home in the Sonoma Valley. The residence consists of a large great room (living, dining & kitchen) for entertaining up to 20 people, a master bedroom suite, library, two home offices, guest bedroom suite, prep kitchen next to the great room, entry (with a bridge access, storage rooms, and a wine cellar. Photovoltaics, solar hot water system, PISE earth walls, and recycled & certified lumber are integrated into the design. Garden terraces for outdoor entertaining wrap around the north and south sides of the residence. A lower level fits underneath the main floor level conforming to the existing site contours.

Featured in:
2003 National Solar Tour (American Solar Energy
  Society & US Dept. of Energy)
Bon Appetit, April 2004, "It's Easy Being Green"
  by Monica Parcell

2005 Marin-Sonoma Build It Green
  Home Tour
  (awarded "Best Large New Custom
  Home" & "People's Choice Award")
Good Green Kitchens (2006)
  by Jennifer Roberts
  (Gibbs Smith)



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