Habitation Solutions

Contemporary home in the woodsThe Contemporary Home in the Woods is a 3250 square foot, 2-story home, with four bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths and a two-car garage.   The design of the home has contemporary styling.

The house is positioned on the site to maximize solar-exposure.  Many of the larger windows face south; sunlight is utilized to light and heat the house.  Deep roof overhangs shade the home from the summer sun.  The building is extra-ordinarily well built, with excellent insulation and air-sealing, resulting in low demand for heating and cooling.  The house is partially heated with a masonry heater.

The main level is mostly an open plan, comprising of living, dining, and kitchen areas.  Bedrooms are located on the upper level.   The detached garage keeps pollutants from the cars from getting into the house.


Home Office Parlor/Adult living room
Master bedroom with 5 piece bath and large closet Large kitchen with nook
Outdoor living area Detached garage with storage area
Low-maintenance exterior finishes Deep overhangs
High-efficiency furnace, air-conditioner, & water heater Daylighting
Enhanced insulation–R-30 in the walls & R-50 in the ceiling High-efficiency lighting & appliances
No urea-formaldehyde Masonry heater
Water-efficient plumbing fixtures & appliances Low/no VOC paint, sealants, & carpet