This family of five had purchased a piece of property planning for a future energy-efficient, solar home. When they came to SunTerra Homes, I reviewed their site with them, discovering their site choice was excellent.
Their budget was limited, but their needs were many. Because their children are home-schooled and two offices were required for home businesses, this home was a challenge to design and build within their budget.
This home has all of our recommended conservation features including an air-to-water heat pump with radiant floor heating and a forced-air cooling system plus energy recovery ventilation. Their site allowed us to design a home with the optimal shape for sun tempering, passive solar, and economical construction.
This home did not omit unique design and features. It has a two-story vaulted ceiling in the great room flowing up to the open study loft above. The entry includes a covered porch and a two-story foyer with an open staircase. The master bedroom suite has his and hers closets with a soaking tub, private shower, two vanities, and exit to a future hot tub on the patio. The upper level is designed for their three children with a bath that all three can use at the same time in privacy.
This plan is one of our best cost-effective, energy-efficient, solar designs.
|Main Level: || |
|N to S Dimensions ||34'|
|Upper Level: || |
|E to W Dimensions ||70'|
|Other Levels: || |
|Garage: || |
|Roof Pitch ||4:12|
|NONE ||Covered Porch: ||116 SF|
Storage - Bonus:
|NONE ||Decks: ||Optional |
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| ||Includes a 122-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.|
| ||Includes two CD-ROMs to provide you with your plan and the Conservation Guide for your convenience in duplicating your plans, construction details, and information.|