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
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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.
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This unique passive-solar home is oriented with southeast and southwest window areas. The corner stone fire place with the window seats on each side is pointing due south. The foyer’s arched ceiling flows over the open staircase. A true open great room design that is inviting and warm.
The master suite utility room and study are on the main level for your convenience. The three guest rooms media room and one bathroom are downstairs. The house is designed to accept radiant floor heating on both levels.
The plans come with a mechanical design for air-to-water heat pump forced air cooling energy recovery ventilation and our 102-page Conservation Guide to help you choose and apply the best in building science and energy-saving features to your home.
Features as Originally Built:
State-of-the-art energy-efficient sustainable home
High-arched ceiling entry
Open-design great room
Abundant indirect lighting
Built-in serving bars
Rock gas fireplace with window seats
Large wrap around deck with copper Trex railings adjoining master bedroom
Large central recreation room
Surround sound and wet bar
Built over an unvented crawl space with a 6-foot ceiling
Air-to-water heat pump
Radiant floor heating
Energy recovery ventilation
Passive Solar Design Excellent with proper orientation
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’