The first LEED Certified Gold single family home in the city of San Diego, this stunning modern home is built to ensure efficiency and sustainability as well as the comfort of its occupants located in San Diego’s diverse Mission Hills neighborhood.
The Shayan House features custom amenities that highlight how building green can also be luxurious. Originally designed to house 3 generations of the Nakhshab family, this home accentuates “classic modern” characteristics and accommodates multi-generational living with an open floor plan and lower level multi-functional spaces. A sizable entertaining-and-living space walled by 13-foot high floor-to-ceiling windows showcases stunning canyon and city views. As the primary common area, the main floor is an open concept kitchen, living and outdoor space that takes full advantage of natural light and beautifully blends the outdoors and the indoors.
An engineering challenge because of its dramatically sloped canyon lot, the home utilizes a partially subterranean design Nakhshab devised to avoid employing costly and more limiting traditional stilt construction techniques. The design allowed Nakhshab to more affordably construct the home on a property that had sat for over 20 years because many considered it “unbuildable.” The site and building orientation were carefully studied to ensure maximum efficiency for passive ventilation, passive lighting, passive solar PV, and passive heating and cooling. Efficient design features also include architectural overhangs for shading, limited glazing on East and West-facing walls, and a South-facing flat roof area that maximized photovoltaic energy production.
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