fairlane drive residence

  • ArchitectJan Fillinger
  • Completion Date1993
  • ContractorOliver & Company
  • Cost$1,300,000
  • LocationOakland, CA
  • Size5,500 SF

Designed for an owner who had lost everything in the Oakland Hills Firestorm of 1992, this residence is a completely fireproof, energy-efficient statement for a bold and honest modernist aesthetic. Clad in fiber-cement panels, with all steel structural elements and connections openly expressed inside and outside, the building presents a bright, spare yet warm, peaceful and secure backdrop to the owner’s beautiful modern art and furniture collection. The house integrates the latest energy efficiency features, including radiant floor heating, low-e glazing, high insulation, earth-bermed spaces, passive solar gain, and solar water heating.