Chatten-Brown

The Chatten- Brown residence is located in beautiful La Jolla, California on a property with staggering views of the sea and the infamous La Jolla “Birdrock.” The project began when the owners, two environmental attorneys and advocates, purchased a piecemealed 1950’s home that had suffered from numerous sub-standard additions and years of neglect.

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The Chatten- Brown residence is located in beautiful La Jolla, California on a property with staggering views of the sea and the infamous La Jolla “Birdrock.” The project began when the owners, two environmental attorneys and advocates, purchased a piecemealed 1950’s home that had suffered from numerous sub-standard additions and years of neglect.  Needless to say, it required plenty of vision to see past the lack luster aesthetics of the existing structure to the stunning views and potential.  Also, given their environmentally oriented professions and passions, the owners were insistent from the start that their home be built as sustainably as possible.  They hired Zagrodnik + Thomas Architects (ZTA) to design the home of their dreams and NDD was quickly brought on board to take ZTA’s design from concept to reality.  As a prime coastal property, the design and construction were closely monitored by the California Coastal Commission adding complexity and unique challenges to the project.

 

-Certified LEED for Homes ‘Platinum’ by NDD’s in house team

-Roof-top photovoltaic panel system

-Energy Star rated appliances and lighting

-Drought tolerant “xera-scape” landscape concept

-NDD is implementing sustainable construction practices including re-use of at least 50% of the existing wood framing and careful recycling of material that can’t be re-used

-Use of cross-ventilation and high efficiency windows and insulation to eliminate the need for an air conditioner

-Sustainable finish materials including low-flow plumbing fixtures, recycled glass countertops, locally quarried natural stone tile, and bamboo flooring and cabinetry

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