INSIDE THE HOUSE

In the living room looking toward the front entry..loft office/library above
This home was intentionally built and landscaped to look as though it has been here a long time..as well as blend into it’s surrounding in tone and lines.
The construction of this rustic home’s interior and exterior has incorporated carefully graded re-cycled wood from several homesteads nearby..with hand-hewn beams, peeled poles, and trim made of re-cycled fir flooring.  The siding is 100 year old fir “tear-drop” with an unpainted patina that would be impossible to match any other way. The floors are new oak hardwood and tile  throughout. A vaulted ceiling of wood beams,  plaster textured between..solid wood verticle-planked walls and wood wainscot with plaster textured dry-wall above are the main wall surfaces. Wired to code with plenty of plugs and lights, electric wall heaters for back-up heat. The main Lopi woodstove easily heats the fully insulated home. With a ceiling fan in the living room, and open design from room to room, the heat fom either stove is efficiently about all the rooms.
The kitchen Elmira wood cookstove does a fine job of heating the place most of the cold season and is hooked to a passive water pre-heat system, that in conjunction with the solar panel on the roof, provides already pre-heated water to the propane water heater.  There is an electric range/oven just out the bi-fold door in the utility/laundry room. The dining area and breakfast bar are in the south-east corner to take full advantage of the rising sun..and surrounded by windows to view the flower gardens.
A complete foundation of stone veneered cinder block is protected by the continous-guttered 2′ eves of the roof..and the gutter drains are hooked to a perimeter perforated drain system.
Living room looking toward master bedroom...kitchen cookstove through doorway at right.
Looking into the master bedroom from the deck..one of the two side by side closets visible right, the french doors to the master bath are left…there are 2 skylights above the bed and a granite topped make-up vanity not seen here.
Out the master bedroom back doors at winter.
Guest bedroom 1, looking on front yard…deck out door.
Guestroom 1, looking into shared 1/2 bath..door to living room on right.
Canning in the kitchen on the beautiful Elmira wood cookstove,
The large kitchen, with tiled floor and counter tops (including a granite top for pastry), has ample solid oak cabinets, and tiled dining area with breakfast bar.
The laundry has custom cabinets as well, and there is a food prep room with triple stainless steel sink, 3 x 8 ft. stainless steel processing counter, shelves/storage and more cabinets is just down steps from the pantry.(on right beyond washer/dryer)
Harvest comes in to the food prep room.
Custom tiled master bath with 2 person spa, 3.5 x 3.5 shower and dual sink vanity.
There is a seperate toilet and bidet room through a pocket door, and a large oak linen cabinet.
Right side of matching computer work stations in the office/library loft.
View of orchard out office window.
The 8′ x 24′ redwood and glass greenhouse is built as the lowest point of the home, so when the sun shines in the winter, simply opening the do0r to the house allows a passive heating to occur. A potting bench, soil beds, sink and cabinets, and bench space for starter trays makes the structure both comfortable and efficient, able to start the gardens, grow hothouse crops, as well as grow ample greens through the winter months.
Greenhouse potting area...steps lead to laundry.
The lath house that is directly out the end of the greenhouse provides the place that starts can be "hardened off " before being transplanted to the gardens.
The lath house that is directly out the end of the greenhouse provides the place that starts can be "hardened off " before being transplanted to the gardens.
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