The Sustainable Design Center

Bio-regionally Appropriate Architecture Collaboration and Planning for a Cleaner, Healthier Planet

Von Roemer Residence

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Firm: Benjamin C. Obregon Architect

Project Status: Completed in 2006

Project Description: a 6600 S.F. residence with a lookout tower that also serves as a thermal chimney, 2 guest cabana’s and wrap around porches. The home has a 360-degree view and is situated to capture the prevailing southeasterly breeze. Energy efficiency and strength are maximized with a high insulation fiber cement block wall system, R-30 roof insulation, radiant barrier decking, Pella windows, demand water heaters and a centralized HVAC system with all ducts inside the thermal envelope.