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Exciting new custom home clients and luxury high-performance projects, not to mention continued innovations in the green home building movement. We’re getting pretty excited for what the new year holds, and hope you are too!
While we’re at it, we thought we’d take a moment to celebrate some of our custom home highlights of 2013. As you may know, Clarum Homes is all about high-performance homes: places of beauty, comfort and quality, designed and constructed for people who want to practice an environmentally responsible lifestyle, with a lighter carbon footprint, without sacrificing style and luxury.
Think it can’t be done? Think again. Here’s a glimpse at some of our exciting projects from 2013!
Our first 2013 highlight is the Atherton Farmhouse, a state-of-the-art dream home proving that luxury and energy-efficiency can indeed be a match made in heaven.
An absolutely stunning example of what it looks like to lighten your ecological impact, this project is up for LEED Platinum certification, certainly one of our favorite high-performance homes to date. Ask us for a tour!
High-efficiency framing. Super-insulation. Solar power. SIPS. This modern two-story home demonstrates all our standard high-performing features, including a heat-recovery ventilator that’ll keep the whole house cozy on only 16 watts.
It’s not just about efficiency though – it’s also about how you feel each day you live there. Fresh air, plenty of natural light and a spacious layout combine for a lifestyle that’s both eco-friendly and enlivening.
Style marries minimalism in the clean, modern lines of this Los Altos single-story. With an optional outdoor kitchen, shower and pool, this home suggests a seamless indoor/outdoor lifestyle, softening the boundary between the two and quietly inviting you out of doors.
Like all of our high-performance homes, the Los Altos Modern also supports an energy-conservative lifestyle: incorporating photovoltaics, solar hot water, HRV, SIPS, high-efficiency appliances and more.
Drawing inspiration from the Spanish Missions of 18th- and 19th-century California, this Los Altos home weaves traditional Mission Revival aesthetics (like roof tiles, massive walls and wide eaves) with innovative, passive-inspired technologies (including super-insulated doors, high-efficiency windows and solar hot water).
The result? A home that makes a classic statement while demonstrating best-practices in sustainable modern home design. Check out our project gallery and see for yourself!
Talk about luxury. We’re currently breaking ground on a connoisseur’s dream home, with over 9,000 square feet of modern farmhouse interiors, great-rooms for entertaining and an epicurean kitchen complete with butler’s pantry.
A yoga studio, spa, wine cellar and tasting bar make this home feel like a private resort, while incorporating all the best-practice technologies of our high-performance homes. Follow the progress here!
It’s been a great year, and we’re looking forward to what’s coming in 2014! From all of us at Clarum Homes, we wish the very best to you and yours in the new year!
Ready to take the first step towards the luxury, high-performance home of your dreams? Give us a call at 650.322.7069.