Located in Missoula, Montana, the Wren House is a residential project which was designed by the Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture practice with a warm contemporary style and sustainable features.
Since the owners are concerned and respect the environment the project incorporates several unique features such as two solar arrays, a solar water system, geothermal energy, custom LED illumination and high performance windows from Optiwin. Due to all these elements, the house doesn’t require too much energy and heating and is completely functional.
The building is spread on two floors and has a roof terrace to provide the best views of the surrounding hills, while the façade toward the street concentrates more on offering the inhabitants the privacy they need. The courtyard side is a lot more open, with floor to ceiling windows to provide natural light inside and maintain a constant connection with the garden.
The interior has white walls and a lot of decorative elements enriching the spaces, with gray flooring and some areas covered in dark wood to add warmth and a natural touch to the ambiance.