Meadow Farm House featured on Inhabitat

William McDonough Partners Meadow Farm House
Meadow Farm House

Lidija Grozdanic, architect, environmental journalist and Inhabitat contributor, highlighted William McDonough + Partners Meadow Farm House in a recent article, titled “LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern California.”

When designing the development, William McDonough + Partners created a layout for each home that would export energy while it could successfully harvest rainwater and graywater. The residents of Meadow Farm agree with this as matter of importance and continue to take pride in restoring the native ecology for coastal live oaks and meadow grasses.

One of the main focal points, is the centralized home which features pavilions made with zinc rolling roofs. The design of the roof echoes the waves and wind patterns from the ocean. With the existing site topography in mind, William McDonough + Partners chose striated color tones for the interior walls to match with California’s natural character and overall feel.

This LEED Platinum-certified development was designed by William McDonough + Partners and is now part of the Sustainable Sites Initiative as a pilot project.

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