Karuna Community Architecture
These new homes in the Karuna Community are a multi-story design, stepped into the hillside, allowing for generous patios off of the main living area on both the front and back sides of the home giving the home a much larger indoor/outdoor feel.
The homes are designed by local nationally recognized architects Arkin Tilt Architecture based in Berkeley, California.
Arkin Tilt Architecture was recognized in 2012 by Fine Homebuilding with an award for "Best New Home" for a strawbale home in Santa Cruz.
These are homes constructed using the strawbale method which provides thick Mediterranian style exterior walls which provide superior insulation and excellent sound protection. Strawbales are a repurposed waste product sequestering carbon in your home. That's more than green.