This home ignores all window shading and solar orientation rules. Yet, with exceptional insulation, air tightness, and highly efficient appliances and mechanical equipment this house became the first five-star energy rated home in Iowa.
The Sun Room is filled with light and very enjoyable both day and night.
The dining table expands to fill the entire room and is a great gathering place for conversation.
Custom stained glass artwork at the front entry with handmade inlaid wood in floor.
View from the Guest Bedroom to the Living Room.
An aerial view of the Living Room from the stairway.
A spacious loft area over the upstairs bedroom provides additional space for guests, storage, study area, or exercise room.
Custom circular stairway to the upstairs bedroom.
The back yard is an enjoyable space. The due-west facing glass is unshaded, increasing the cooling load on the home.
The spacious and well shaded veranda is a wonderful three-season gathering place and the 12-foot roof shades the south-facing windows year-round.
The framers were proud and relieved to get the steeple framed. It was a very difficult and dangerous procedure.