The Big Rock Home
Passive building comprises a set of design principles used to attain a quantifiable and rigorous level of energy efficiency within a specific quantifiable comfort level." (To learn more about the principles of Passive House Construction visit https://www.phius.org/what-is-passive-building/passive-house-principles)
A rigorously energy efficient home can still be beautiful and this home definitely turned out that way. This home is located on an old farmstead and surrounded by beautiful mature and established plants and trees. The rock work and wood clad Parklex siding on the exterior of the home help to meld it into the existing landscape seamlessly.
On the interior, this home has numerous windows letting natural light into every room. Warm wood tones, natural stone counter tops, a neutral color pallet and simple yet elegant lighting offer a soothing and inviting feeling throughout the home.
Some really fun highlights in this home include (but are not necessarily limited to): the wood wall treatment that wraps around the built-in shelves in the living room and then into the kitchen on one side and the hallway to the master bedroom on the other, the laminar tub filler and walk-in shower in the master bedroom, the 14 triple-paned Unilux windows in the living room, and the view from pretty much every window in this home.