The O'Neill Passive House by Solar Knights

The O'Neill Passive House by Solar Knights

Trent Johnson
Mar 1, 2011

This beautiful home in Sonoma, originally constructed in 1960, was comprised of two structures sharing one foundation. The new design turns the former breezeway into a kitchen, unites the two wings and creates a beautiful and spacious residence.

Designed by Solar Knights, the updated home employs passive home design with high levels of insulation, efficient windows, and optimized passive solar gain. Even during the extreme summer heat, the temperature in the home does not exceed 76 degrees.

The roomy interior has reclaimed wide-plank oak floors and highly efficient LED light fixtures. A sliding barn door connects the office to the rest of the house, while a massive sliding glass door connects the outside to the inside of the home.

(Images by Solar Knights Construction)

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