Home of the week: Mountain vistas in Ventura
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Home of the week: Mountain vistas in Ventura

With three bedrooms in 3,024 square feet, this custom-built, modern home in Ventura is listed for $2.275 million. (David Intner)
The two-story home has an open floor plan incorporating the kitchen, dining and living rooms and piano corner; professional kitchen appliances; a media room; a home office; a dumbwaiter; storage space under the stairs; a roof deck plus three large decks adjacent to the living spaces; dual-glazed windows; two hot-water collectors that preheat the house’s water, including that needed for the radiant heating system; a compact fluorescent and low-volt lighting system; and solar shades. (David Intner)
The steel-and-glass, three-bedroom Modern structure has floor-to-ceiling windows and a 270-degree view that includes Point Mugu, the Channel Islands and the Conejo Grade (David Intner)
“Green” construction elements in the home include a hydronic heating system; passive air-conditioning based on window cross-ventilation; bathroom tile made of recycled glass; kitchen countertops made of reconstituted materials; and wood products from forests certified to practice controlled cutting and replanting. (David Intner, xx)
The rocky slope where the house is located is so steep it required 15 steel caissons sunk 60 feet into the earth to support the house. (David Intner)