SDH Initial Construction and Early History
The Sustainable Demonstration House was constructed as a residential addition to the historic Cragmor Village. The design for the house at 12 Cragmor Village Rd. was submitted on Dec 16, 1999 for plan review. The original house sits at an elevation of 6,427ft and was originally designed by Randall Construction, Inc. for Brian & Evelyn Patterson. The original building footprint was 2,469 SF on 1.424 acres. As part of the original plan review the city designated a significant portion of the lot as a preservation easement. Within this preservation easement part of the lot was designated as Mule Deer winter range and Morning Dove habitat. The ecosystem area was described as "transitional, foothills shrublands." The property was depicted as having a "8%-15% slope, sandy, vegetated with dryland grasses, yucca, cactus, wildflowers, two Douglas firs, two limber pines, two deciduous trees, and some gambles oak." The preservation area encompasses most of the back lot of the residence starting at the utility electrical easement. During construction two limber pines, and one deciduous tree were removed.