1928 sq ft
The vernacular of this design references the local agricultural and mining ruins of rural Colorado. The layout of the main living space is modeled after an alpine ski hut. The kitchen, dining and living spaces are completely integrated and focused on the wood stove at the hub; a great place to entertain a small group.
This a passive solar home design. This house was designed for colder climates (climate zone 7). The fenestration is designed to capture as much energy from the sun as possible in winter, while preventing overheating in the summer. Roofs are positioned to maximize area for thermal and photovoltaic solar panels. The mechanical room is centrally located for shorter distribution runs and for keeping the waste heat within the house. This design could easily be used for an off-grid application. This design can be built to earn ENERGY STAR V3 or a LEED for Home certification.
This house was designed for a lot sloping downhill to the access at approximately 30%. It has been planned to have a walk-out door on all three levels. Ideally the slope would be west facing so the primary glazing is south facing. The stairs are positioned to make a future addition easy and to buffer living spaces from the cold north side.
Approximate Room Sizes:
Kitchen: 12' x 11'
Living: 22' x 17'
Bed 2/Office: 18' x 15'
Master Bedroom: 18' x 14'
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- Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
- Interior Elevations: Detailed drawings of kitchen cabinet elevations and other elements as required.
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