James Horn, AIA | Spears Horn Architects
1,000 SF addition and renovation to a 1,000 SF 1952 American Standard house in Casa Solana, Santa Fe, NM for a couple and their teenage children. House has been renovated incrementally over the years with the addition being latest phase of construction to this 1/8 of an acre corner site.
Intent of all improvements, and specifically this addition, have been to make the house more functional and more energy efficient for a family of four. The addition strives to provide an expansive solution on a small site while creating a comfortable refuge in a suburban Santa Fe neighborhood.
Warm grey stucco and dark brown corrugated metal siding, matching window cladding, steel features, colored concrete. Use of birch, poplar, maple woods, fir windows. Pre-fab and custom cabinetry. Rain water collection and passive solar techniques utilized.
. minimal / clean lines – contemporary
. earthen / metal tones
. connect to suburban site – new outdoor spaces
. expansive - in / out
. natural light – windows, skylight and lay-out
location / santa fe . nm
completion / 2019
area / 1,000 sf exist / renovated
1,000 sf new / addition
2,000 sf total
structure / wood frame, turn-down concrete slab
materials + systems / dark brown corrugated steel siding and polished concrete slab, dark brown steel features, accent colors at entries
site features / western cedar fence / gates, permeable surface parking, concrete pavers / gravel, drought tolerant plants, rainbarrels + drywells, free-standing shed, vegetable garden, honey bee hives
sustainable features / passive solar location, ultra efficient heating and hot water heater, low-flow plumbing fixtures, permeable surface parking and site materials, drought tolerant plants, rainbarrels + drywells, wired for future solar car charger and pv panels