Wren Residence

by Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture

The Wren Residence located is a residential neighborhood in downtown Missoula, MT. The home designed for a young creative family features many unique sustainable features as well as custom design aspects. The home is equipped with two solar arrays, a solar water system, geothermal, LED custom lighting, and Optiwin high performance windows.
The home designed was designed to provide a low maintenance shell featuring corten steel standing seam siding, burnt reclaimed barnwood, and poured concrete accents. A series of five decks totaling 2300 sqft, covered and uncovered allow the family to enjoy the beautiful vistas of the surrounding hills in all of the Montana seasons.
The home also features poured concrete radiant floors throughout allowing for solar gain in the winters. Floor to ceiling windows let light into the home and a custom 3form photograph adhered to the bathroom windows provides privacy.
The homeowner took exacting interest in details to create recessed light face plates, stainless steel base, and custom lighting. The home due to the high performance windows, insulation and design for day lighting, requires very little energy and heating.

Photos by: Steven Begleiter

  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture
  • Wren Residence Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture

Sponsor

Sponsor

  • Mount Pleasant Residence

    Mount Pleasant Residence

    The client is an enthusiastic entertainer with 3 young boys, so their accommodation brief was fairly generic.The site slopes roughly 3 meters to the river side and therefore facili...

  • Maritime S and Pontoon

    Maritime S and Pontoon

    UK-based designer Benjamin Hubert will present two new products, Maritime S Chair and Pontoon dining table during the upcoming Milan Furniture Fair 2012 in collaboration with Itali...

  • GiFU

    GiFU

    GiFU is a family of wooden lamps created by María del Pilar Velasco and Pau Stephens. The lighting collection is on display at the Milan Furniture Fair 2012. Shaped like a giraffe...

  • Hill House

    Hill House

    Hillside Zoning
    Increasingly in Los Angeles, local hillside ordinances, building codes, coastal regulations, and design review boards have imposed restrictions on hillside c...

  • Skirt + Rock Extension House

    Skirt + Rock Extension Ho..

    Australian practice MCK Architects has designed the Skirt + Rock House in Sydney, Australia. It is an extension built for a modest bungalow situated on a hill overlooking Vaucluse ...

  • 497 Greenwich Street Penthouse

    497 Greenwich Street Pent..

    This Penthouse atop iconic 497 Greenwich Street has been meticulously crafted to exceed conventional luxury standards, and customized to enhance the prolific architecture of Winka ...

  • Are Solbringen Residences

    Are Solbringen Residences

    3 houses on Åreskutan’s southern slope. Partly, the houses’ shape is a consequence of the urban regulations. Partly, the form is also the consequence of a discussion on the si...

  • Paletz Moi Residence

    Paletz Moi Residence

    The project is located on a steeply sloping site approximately 15 minutes by car from the campus of Duke University. Both clients are professors at Duke University and both are wri...

  • Warringah Road House

    Warringah Road House

    Description from the architects: This new, three storey, four bedroom, north facing residence, sited on a battle axe block was designed to take maximum advantage of outstanding vie...

  • Milan Preview: Corniches

    Milan Preview: Corniches

    Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec have created the Corniches wall shelf collection for European furniture brand VITRA. The glossy wall shelf units are made of ABS and come in three sizes an...

  • Custom Private Home in British Columbia

    Custom Private Home in British Columbia by David Tyrell Architecture

  • Wandana Residence

    Wandana Residence by James Deans & Associates