The Olmert Residence is
an example of seamlessly integrating
passive solar design principles into a waterfront vernacular home.
siting captured the broad panoramic viewshed while individual rooms
specific significant elements of the view.
With careful design and
Architects placed windows for optimal panoramic viewing and to
heating and cooling costs. The major living spaces, located on the
of the house, are a single room deep which allows for summer breezes
solar heating. All of the major support functions for the house were
the north side and are tucked into trees in order to act as a buffer
winds. Deciduous trees were retained to provide seasonal shading and
the home with additional privacy in summer
The interior the house is a blend of
and proportions used to augment modern spaces. The Olmerts have the
best of all
worlds, a passive solar home that is energy and cost efficient and a
panoramic water view.