Three dormers add charm to this simple home plan with its uncomplicated foundation shape.
The kitchen is open to the breakfast nook on one side and the great room with fireplace on the other.
Two bedrooms on the upper level each have their own bathroom.
A workshop area in the garage adds functionality.
The lower level has a big rec room and another bedroom and bath.
This was designed for a north orientation and the insulated garage acts as a thermal barrier to the home's finished spaces, and triple-glazed insulated wood windows and doors are used in major glass areas facing south with no windows in north walls.
2x6 walls with multiple insulating materials create an approximate value of R34 with R70 in the attic
The basement has insulated walls inside and out and a natural cooling system created by a 40' long buried pipe that provides a constant 55-degree earth temperature.