|PROGRAMME||NEW SUSTAINABLE 1 BEDROOM HOUSE|
|LOCATION:||FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA|
|STATUS:||DESIGN IN PROGRESS|
Perched atop a scenic hill in Franklin County, Virginia, a remarkable 600-square-foot contemporary dwelling awaits, embodying the essence of nature-friendly living. The owner's vision for a minimalist home that seamlessly connects with the site's 0.4-acre expanse has resulted in an architectural marvel designed with the principles of a Passive House. The house's ingenious roofline maximizes the use of natural resources, welcoming the soft embrace of the low winter sun through its large bays, while shielding occupants from the scorching summer heat with an intelligently designed overhang and clear story. Additionally, the roofline creates an optimal orientation for solar panels, harnessing renewable energy and promoting sustainability. Embracing open space, the interior layout accentuates a seamless flow between the indoors and the picturesque surroundings. Strategically placed windows offer breathtaking views, immersing residents in the beauty of nature and fostering a sense of tranquility. Environmental responsibility takes center stage in the construction process, driven by the owner's desire to actively participate. To reduce the home's footprint, SIP Foundation panels form the eco-friendly foundation, and a combination of spray hemp and wood stick framing adorns the walls, contributing to energy efficiency throughout the house's lifecycle. This contemporary dwelling exemplifies a harmonious fusion of innovative design and natural aesthetics. Nature-friendly and sustainable, it stands as a testament to the beauty and functionality of Passive House principles. Discover the epitome of modern living in this serene sanctuary, where open space and eco-consciousness unite in perfect harmony atop a hill in Franklin County, VA.