In effort to create their clients’ dream home in Cupertino, CA, the team at Klopf Architecture had to work within certain parameters. The couple wanted their current residence to be their forever home, so designers  were limited to keeping their long list of wants to one floor living within their small cul-de-sac lot.  The answer found them somewhere in the middle, utilizing a lower level that featured a glorious atrium disguising the space less like a distinct basement and more like a gradual fade into a well lit sunken room. Throughout the sharply designed property green initiatives have labeled it a net-zero energy home featuring insulated concrete forms (ICFs), structural insulated panels (SIPs), high-performance windows, cementitious siding, and an 13.4 kW solar Photovoltaic (PV) system sized to cover all the energy consumption.

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Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.