Gold in the Hills: A Solar-Powered California Retreat

A handcrafted, solar-powered home in the Sierra Nevada foothills serves many purposes. Enchanting and inspiring visitors is just the beginning.

Wildflowers on the hillside provide a colorful, low groundcover around the solar panels that provide hot water for the radiant heating system. The dining room, in the westerly wing, faces toward the Yuba River.
Photo By Barbara Bourne