A Sunset™ BreezeHouse® designed by Michelle Kaufmann Designs will be open for tours this weekend. From an MKD email:
Beginning at 10am on Saturday, June 14th, a custom Sunset® Breezehouse™ will be open to the public thanks to the Built Green Santa Barbara Expo, Conference & Tour being held that weekend. We built this custom Sunset® Breezehouse™ for an artist couple and their children so it not only reflects their family’s commitment to sustainable living but also their unique personalities and talents.
Some details about the home from the tour page:
The Santa Barbara Breezehouse is unique in its construction. The units flanking the BreezeSpace were built at a factory in Tacoma, Washington – including the framing, insulation, electrical, flooring, tiles, walls and plumbing components – then transported to Santa Barbara on flatbed trucks and craned into place on the foundation. This process reduced the amount of on-site waste generated and the total construction time for the project. Site work was done by local green builders Allen Associates.
(For reference: Allen Associates)
Also worth attending:
The evening prior to that, June 13th at 6pm, I will be delivering a keynote address at the Built Green conference and would love to have you there for that, as well!
Most importantly, both the tour and the conference are free.
The MKD blog shares more details, including images (like the one of the moveable aluminum shutters above).
Well worth a visit!
where: Santa Barbara, CA
date: June 14, 2008
time: 10am - 4pm