This Modern House In California Is A Net-Zero Energy Family Home

Architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa, have designed this modern net-zero energy family home in Venice, California.

Photography by John Linden

 

Architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa, designed the Yin-Yang house, a modern net-zero energy family home in Venice, California.

 

The front of the house appears to have a solid lower level until the garage door is activated, then it folds out and up to reveal the contents inside. A balcony on the second floor makes it easy to see what’s happening on the street.

The front of this modern house appears to have a solid lower level until the garage door is activated, then it folds out and up to reveal the contents inside. A balcony on the second floor makes it easy to see what's happening on the street.

Photography by John Linden

At the rear of the house, a large concrete patio is revealed with a 40 foot long glass sliding door that leads to the inside of the house.


At the rear of this modern house, a large concrete patio is revealed with a 40 foot long glass sliding door that leads to the inside of the house.

Photography by John Linden

Stepping into the living room, purple  sofas have been paired with lime green cushions and wooden coffee tables.


Inside this modern living room, sofas upholstered in purple fabric sit on top of a large green area rug.

Photography by John Linden

A large wood dining table separates the living room from the kitchen. In the kitchen, a long white island is combined with wood cabinetry to provide a contemporary look.


A large wood dining table separates the living room from this modern kitchen. In this kitchen, a long white island is combined with wood cabinetry to provide a contemporary look.

Photography by John Linden

Off to the side of the kitchen is a built-in dining nook. The banquette seating continues through to the outside, with the seating only separated when the sliding glass door is closed.


To the side of this modern kitchen is a built-in dining nook. The banquette seating continues through to the outside, with the seating only separated when the sliding glass door is closed.

Photography by John Linden

Further seating has been built-in near the pool, and helps to create the perfect place to relax in the backyard. The pool lights up when it becomes dark making it safe to swim even at night.


Further seating has been built-in near this modern pool, and helps to create the perfect place to relax in the backyard. The pool lights up when it becomes dark making it safe to swim even at night.

Photography by John Linden

Off to the side of the pool are a set of exterior wood stairs that lead to the upper floor of the house. A sturdy metal railing keeps the stairs safe. The stairs also double as an additional place to sit in the backyard.


A sturdy metal railing keeps these modern wood stairs safe. The stairs also double as an additional place to sit in the backyard.

Photography by John Linden

The overhanging roof has solar panels and extends out over the stairs providing shade from the sun.


This modern overhanging roof has solar panels and extends out over the stairs providing shade from the sun.

Photography by John Linden

A long exterior walkway appears at the top of the house, leading to the bedrooms. A green roof has been added above the living room to provide environmental benefits.


This modern long exterior walkway appears at the top of this house, leading to the bedrooms. A green roof has been added above the living room to provide environmental benefits.

Photography by John Linden

The wood walkway provides access to the bedrooms on the upper floor of the home.


This modern wood walkway provides access to the bedrooms on the upper floor of the home.

Photography by John Linden

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Architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa, have designed this modern net-zero energy family home in Venice, California.

Architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa, have designed this modern net-zero energy family home in Venice, California.

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