Clarum is thrilled to announce the completion of our high-performance Menlo Park Modern Home!
Smart innovation in home building
High-efficiency framing. Super-insulation. Solar power. SIPS. All blended into modern beauty. (Go to our gallery to view the entire set of photos of this modern home.)
This ultra-modern, two-story 2,800 square-foot home is located in a well-established Menlo Park neighborhood. And, it features all of the components of the Clarum Home passive design.
The four-bedroom, 3.5-bath home demonstrates all our standard high-performing components, including a heat-recovery...
Clarum Homes is thrilled to announce the completion of our Atherton Farmhouse!
With a stunning main house, private guest abode, three car garage, and spacious pool, this 8,000 square foot farmhouse in Atherton, CA is the definition of luxurious sustainable living.
We’re incredibly proud of this unique project, and invite you to come tour this state-of-the-art luxury home - so you see what all the excitement is about!
Visit our Modern Farmhouse gallery to see more photos of this amazing dream home.
The Clarum Difference
At Clarum, we’re all about innovation – and this project...
Deciding to build a custom home in Silicon Valley is an involved process, and understanding the progression of a construction project is essential to both your mental well-being and the success of your project.
You may be surprised at how much work has to happen before construction. Pre-construction components like budgeting, financing, property selection, topographical surveying, permitting, planning, and design will weigh into your budget and timeline for completion. In particular, the complexity and duration of the permitting process can surprise future home owners in Silicon Valley.
The choice of healthy construction materials became a major issue in the mid-twentieth century, as builders began using toxic, artificial products, while also sealing buildings as tightly as they could.
Sealed buildings conserve energy, of course. However, they also trap harmful gases. When toxic materials are used in construction, indoor air quality can actually reach urban pollution levels.
The culprit is VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. Products high in VOCs continue off-gassing long after they’re installed, damaging your long-term health and bearing a daily impact on your your...
Back in April, we wrote about this contemporary high performance custom home we’re building in the Sonoma wine country. It’s really unbelievable. Now that the framing is completed, you can see the incredible views that our client is going to enjoy from this beautiful multi-level home that they designed with architect Stuart Welte at Environmental Innovations in Design.
The original architectural design included large steel “I” beams. To reduce the carbon footprint of this home, we worked with the engineers to use more sustainable engineered wood products. Clarum’s client also...
You are invited! Please join us next week at one of our upcoming passive home events at Menlo Park and San Mateo County’s first passive home – Menlo Passive. We'll have expert passive house consultants to answer your questions about passive homes and show you how Clarum Homes is reinventing green building.
Passive House Consultants & Designers Tour
Wednesday, June 1st 5pm – 8pm
Event includes refreshments and a passive house presentation.
Passive Home Event
Thursday, June 2nd 12pm – 2pm
Custom Luxury Home in Monterey Bay, CA
Clarum Homesbuilt a beautiful Carmel mission-style custom home on the fairway of the Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Courses in Monterey Bay, California. This single-story three bedroom 2,600 square-foot home was constructed with cutting-edge, energy-efficient features. The house is filled with elegant, rustic finishes – not to mention, that it’s surrounded by the Monterey Cypress trees and the open space of the golf course.
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