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|