The Panel House was developed for Hometta.com, a company that specializes in making modern design available as plan sets to homeowners and their builders. The Panel House is designed around the concept of a modular, variable skin that offers the client the opportunity to “tune” their home to suit the nature of their site.
A dozen or so panels including insulated, translucent, clear glass panels with operable windows, louvered screens, and variations of the above, allow the client to compose a facade that responds directly to every unique site condition. Great view? All glass. Nosey neighbors? Solid panels. Western light causing glare? Louvered panels. Need privacy but don’t want to sacrifice light? Translucent panels.
An efficient 2480 sq. ft. floor plan that fits on a 50’ x 100’ lot (with setbacks) begins at the front with a one-car garage and a ground floor office/guest bedroom with bath and separate entrance. A large, flexible public space has double height ceilings and can be arranged to accommodate a patio or screened-in-porch. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, laundry, and 2 full baths.