The home’s design combines green active and passive features with a contemporary arts & crafts-style aesthetic. It is located on a small lot (50’x100’) in a neighborhood that restricts buildable land use to reduce the impact on the surrounding natural habitats. The design maximizes usable outdoor spaces of the limited yard size with a rooftop deck above the garage, a rear façade with stacked decks, and an exposed basement that overlooks a pond. The home was oriented to the southern sun exposure to increase natural daylighting, while large exterior overhangs shade the windows in the summer. The interior is naturally ventilated with operable windows combined with a large open stairwell with clerestory windows at the top, which acts as a chimney to draw air through the house. Solar hot water panels located on the roof heat the hot water and in-floor radiant heat. Low-flow plumbing fixtures and graywater harvesting reduce water use. This was the first LEED Platinum-rated house in the state of Wisconsin.
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