Sister V2

// 2,330 sf

Project Highlights

The owners of this home, the second in a trio of energy-efficient infill homes, had chosen to downsize from their previous home and embrace a minimalistic lifestyle – without losing their sense of comfort or freedom of movement. We partnered with them to create a home that maximizes space on the narrow lot.

This modern home boasts an open interior with warm finishes (all low or no VOC-emitting, of course) and custom features such as a built-in dog area under the stairs with custom access to the outdoors. Outdoor living is maximized with private patios, and the kitchen windows open up to a bar on the back patio for entertaining ease. In addition to the ample outdoor living areas (including a rooftop deck), we added a bonus room above the garage.

Features and Benefits

  • Maximizes Energy and water efficiency
    • Passive solar design
    • Structural insulated panel walls and roof
    • Reflective galvalume Class IV metal roof
    • 15 SEER AC with programmable thermostats
    • HERS Index Score 54 (the lower the better – and new homes built to code average 100)
    • Tankless water heater
    • PEX plumbing (helps prevent future leaks)
    • Xeriscaping (low-water plantings)

  • Optimizes space
    • Urban infill lot
    • Flex room above garage
    • Third story balcony above garage

  • Promotes indoor air quality/avoids common chemicals
    • All low or no-VOC paints, stains, and adhesives
    • Non-toxic pest control


  • Square Footage: 2,330
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5


  • FisherSIPS
  • Andersen Windows