Enter this great passive solar home through the covered porch. The high-arched ceiling of the foyer runs through the great room separating the dining area and conversation areas to the rear covered patio.
There is great separation of sleeping areas for privacy. The plan is designed for an east or west view if reversed.
Check out the large commanding kitchen and the true utility room. With its bonus room built into the truss roof over the garage this single level home uses space efficiently and openly.
This plan also comes with a two-zone radiant floor heating tube layout. Our 102-page Conservation Guide providing the latest in building science and proven cost-effective energy-saving features that you may incorporate in the construction of your new home is also included.
This Modern Contemporary – Two Story with Master Bedroom Up home was featured in Central Oregon’s Tour of Homes and received the once per year custom-home National Silver Value Housing Award from the National Association of Home Builders in partnership with the United States Department of Energy
The owners of this great passive-solar home watch the fish jump in the Little Deschutes River as you recline on the second story deck or relax in shade on the lower patio. This home conforms to its natural environment and helps preserve the same by saving 70% of a typical home’s energy use.
The open floor plan loft and balcony create a large home feel in a modest space. You will be amazed at the style and affordability of this scenic home. The upper level includes a media room a small library built-in reading bench guest room and the master suite with a soaking tub and shower.
Our 102-page Conservation Guide providing the latest in building science and proven cost-effective energy-saving features that you may incorporate in the construction of your new home is also included.
Features as originally built:
Qualifies to Midstate Electric Conservation Program
Built to and certified by PGE Earth Advantage Program
Radius stairwell with oak caps
Window seats with built-in bookcase
Radius granite fireplace hearth
Oak built-in entertainment center
R-30 double strapped-wall construction
Kitchen nook overlooking river
Observation deck with Trex decking and copper railing
Water-source heat pump with radiant floor heating and chilled water air-conditioning
Passive solar incorporated in structure
Indirect lighting throughout
Faux brick sidewalks
Hardi-plank 50-year cement lap siding
This passive solar home is well received by all visitors. The two-story entry views the great room with its vaulted ceilings rising to the loft above. Radius stairs and balcony add a superb touch to the open concept. The media room and guestroom are very private with a covered upper deck to enjoy the outdoors.
This home was designed with passive solar through the living/dining room wall. Originally built with an air-to-water heat pump providing warm or cool water to the radiant floor heating/cooling system on the first level and forced-air heating system in the upper level makes this home very comfortable in all seasons. The finished bonus room allows for an additional 288 square feet of living space.
The plan includes a radiant-floor-heating tube layout. Our 102-page Conservation Guide providing the latest in building science and proven cost-effective energy-saving features that you may incorporate in the construction of your new home is also included.
Style: Two Story with Master Bedroom Down
Featured on the Central Oregon Tour of Homes
The foyer has a high ceiling with an open staircase leading to the very open upper level except for the media room that maintains visual through house by use of glass to stop sound travel. The great room includes a water feature platform and corner fireplace with television above. The master suite was designed with 13’ of storage cabinets plus soaking tub and glass block shower.
This passive-solar home gives the owners lots of options with offices and sleeping on both levels.
The plans include radiant floor heating tube design for lower level and garage. Our 102-page Conservation Guide providing the latest in building science and proven cost-effective energy-saving features that you may incorporate in the construction of your new home is also included.
Style: Modern Contemporary – 2 Story
The entry presents a great room with 17’ high ceilings. The south wall glass is two stories high. The upper windows solar gain is controlled by a 3’ roof overhang. The lower set of windows has shades that close from the bottom to top.
The propane fireplace warms the great room and family room. The stairs balcony and loft look over the lower level providing a very dramatic open design. The lower level has everything for the owner’s and the upper level welcomes the guests. There is even a bonus room over the garage for what ever you desire.
This excellent passive-solar home was built with all the cost-effective energy-saving features including a water-to-water heat pump extracting heat from the well water airtight foam insulation construction with an energy recovery ventilator and more.
Plans include a radiant floor heating design for both levels. Our 102-page Conservation Guide providing the latest in building science and cost-effective energy-saving features.
Style: Contemporary – 2 Story
This passive-solar home greets you through a covered porch into a spacious two-story entry. A 14’ high barreled vault runs from the entry to the covered patio. To one side are 12’ high ceilings over great room and study to the other side are 10’ ceilings over the kitchen and dining area.
The main-floor master suite accesses the rear patio area. The master bath is set up nicely with its separate toilet shower area and luxury bath.
Check out the good separation of area functions in this home with its five sleeping areas. This home could be a great bed and breakfast.
The home was built with a 4-zone radiant floor heating /cooling system on the lower level and a forced-air fan-coil heating/cooling system for the upper level with energy recovery ventilation.
Dimensions and Specifications
Level 1 1996 SF
Level 2 965 SF
Total Heated Space 2961 SF
Garage 1268 SF
Porch and Patio 302 SF
Dimension N/S 84'
Dimension E/W 58'
Site: Flat or modest slope
Client Needs: Five bedrooms (a room each for four teenagers) 3.5 bathrooms den family room and sewing room. Plus all the energy efficiency they could get as the husband works for the local electric utility company.
Style: Two stories with master bedroom down
Passive Solar Design
Study 11’ x 11’
Guest Bedroom 13’ x 11’
Sewing and Utility Room 13’ x 10’
Kitchen 16’ x 14’
Living Room 25’ x 18’
Dining Room 14’ x 11’
Master Bedroom Suite 17’ x 13’
Garage 28’ x 26’
All Upstairs Bedrooms 12’ x 10’
All Purpose Room 22’ x 14’
Our homeowner for this plan a vivacious single lady who moved from Florida with a plan she liked asked us to adapt it to our cold climate and make it an energy-efficient Sunterra home.
As you enter from the covered porch you see an arched ceiling termination to indirect lighting past the living area. This home has 10’ ceilings above the living and kitchen area coffered ceiling over the dining room area and 9’ ceilings for the other rooms. Notice the open floor design with radius wall giving a very large feel to this home.
The large master bath has a soaking tub and glass-block walk-in shower.
The lower level has lots of room for family and guests with its recreation room two guest bedrooms two bath rooms wet bar and patio area.