Archive for December 14th, 2009

Visiting Scott Heeschen’s Project

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Some time ago, we met Scott Heeschen, who is building a beautiful house in Campbell, just a block away from John Rider’s office.  Periodically, Bryan drops by to see Scott and observe his progress.

Scott is building a very ‘green’ home that will leverage many of the ‘passive’ design elements as set forth by the Passive House Institute US.

Here are a few photos of Scott’s house that Bryan took this afternoon.

Back of the house.  Notice the clerestory windows above the door to let light into the kitchen/living room.

Back of the house. Notice the clerestory windows above the door to let light into the kitchen/living room.

Exposed ridge beam, which is a 14 inch glulam.  The wood inside is spectacular!

Exposed ridge beam, which is a 14 inch glulam. The wood inside is spectacular!

Exposed structural beams with architectural steel brackets.

Exposed structural beams with architectural steel brackets.

Redwood siding on the exterior.  Scott used, and recommends, Napier Natural Deck Oil for the redwood.

Redwood siding on the exterior. Scott used, and recommends, Napier Natural Deck Oil for the redwood.