The Chestnut Residence by Dan Heinfeld

November 29, 2008

It’s always interesting to see the houses that architects design for themselves, and for Dan Heinfeld, president of LPA Architects, his goal was not only to build a beautiful and liveable home, but also a sustainable one.

The two-story, four-bedroom, four-bathroom house is located in Newport Beach, California, where Heinfeld lives with his wife and daughter. Heinfeld’s efforts towards building a sustainable home are found in such features as the use of recycled materials, VOC-free paint throughout, sensors that turn off lights when nobody is in the room, and solar panels on the roof. The contemporary home also takes advantage of the California climate by opening itself up to increase air flow and to make use of natural light, while providing the enjoyable experience of seamless indoor/outdoor living around a central courtyard.

Visit LPA Architects – here.

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Photos by Cristian Costea