No Need To Embellish
The Western red cedar siding and trim pieces that cover this home also echo the natural topography. A combination of multiple-width 1x boards, the siding is purposely spaced to create a random look. Another nod to the region, the V-crimp, aluminum-zinc-alloy-coated sheet steel roofing not only reflects the sun, but it also visually ties this winner back to its Southern vernacular roots.
Great Energy-Efficient, Material-Savvy Features
- The three wings’ east-to-west orientations, with their longest sides facing north and south, minimize the heat of the summer sun. Broad roof overhangs and porches at the ends of each shotgun structure work in concert with these principles.
- Existing trees help shade the house and, again, minimize exposure from the summer sun.
- The house sits on an insulated, nonvented crawlspace, which contains all the air ducts as well.
- A high-efficiency, open-loop water source heat pump, connected to shallow wells on the property, provides economical heating and cooling. After use, water from the open-loop system continuously fills the lake.
- Salvaged materials such as reclaimed, old-growth heart pine took on new roles as trim, cabinetry, flooring, ceilings, and furniture. Salvaged steel beams and other metal components were employed as well.
- Sustainable products include locally produced wood and masonry products, low-VOC paints and coatings, decking from recycled materials, and steel manufactured locally from 100% recycled materials.