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.

The entry door plays on the imagery of the traditional keyhole and includes a moon/sun window and references to the four directions and seasons. A two-ton boulder slab was set into the entry wall to provide a bench for removing shoes upon entering.
Photo By Barbara Bourne