• Greenhouse addition with water harvesting catchment tanks below. Greenhouse addition with water harvesting catchment tanks below.
  • Greenhouse addition for year round food production that also provides heat to the home. Greenhouse addition for year round food production that also provides heat to the home.
  • Greenhouse addition with water harvesting tank below Greenhouse addition with water harvesting tank below
  • Greenhouse exterior Greenhouse exterior
  • New Trellis construction with greenhouse addition. New Trellis construction with greenhouse addition.
  • Wood joinery detail. Wood joinery detail.
  • Interior greenhouse skylight detail. Interior greenhouse skylight detail.
  • Post and beam joinery with shade system. Post and beam joinery with shade system.
  • Santa Fe Greenhouse Santa Fe Greenhouse

Second Story Greenhouse Additon with Water Harvesting System Below

This working greenhouse with fine woodworking detailing was added on to provide an area for growing food and flowers, providing heat to the house, a sunny living area and a water collection system with an integral cistern below the floor. Full shading for vertical and overhead glass controls sunlight at all times of the day and year. Ventilation is provided with doors on both ends and two operable skylights.

 

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