A Lookout Above: A Cozy, Solar-Powered Home in Oregon

Despite the complexity of the design, this homeowner finally gets her sustainable watchtower-inspired home.

The low, southern sun warms the living/kitchen area on the upper floor in winter. A thirty-inch roof overhang minimizes summer’s heat. Wood for the floor and beams are from a dismantled naval base; the walls were fashioned from old Sonoma Valley pickling vats.
Photo By Susan Seubert