Cedar Siding - Craftsman Style

Features

  • Passive solar design with masonry thermal mass interior floor surfaces appropriately placed to absorb solar radiation
  • Trees removed from site to prepare for residence were harvested by owners, locally sawn, dried, milled, and used for finish trim and surfaces throughout residence
  • Factory-finished recycled and recyclable steel roofing panels used on all low-pitched roof surfaces
  • Well insulated ceilings and exterior walls
  • Attached functioning greenhouse on lower floor for growing plants as well as for contributing solar heat gain to remainder of house
  • Thermally efficient wood-burning stoves on both floors, with ducted and dampered fresh air supply to base of wood stoves to limit air-infiltration and heat loss, and with adjacent masonry thermal mass surfaces to absorb and reradiate heat from stoves for more consistent interior temperatures
  • High energy-efficiency and well sealed metal-clad wood-framed windows and exterior doors
  • Scored, stained and polished, insulated thermal mass concrete floors with hydronic radiant heating throughout lower floor
  • Wheelchair accessible throughout both floor levels
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