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concrete slab left exposed
rec-room
Intello air barrier with service cavity and Zola Lift and Slide Door
inteior
Intello air barrier with service cavity and Zola Lift and Slide Door
bedroom
Roxul exterior insulation and Zola Windows
view from drive

Sited upon a native prairie hilltop in Cross Plains, WI, the living space of the house is positioned on axis with a prominent tree that visually roots the house to the ridge-line.  The architecture is a combination of influences and ideas.  The limestone basement walls and fiber cement board & batten siding reference vernacular barns.  Ecologically friendly and durable thermally modified lumber creates southern influenced wrap-around trellises which provide shade and definition for outdoor porches.  Primary views are to the fields in the west which can be the enjoyed from the large screen porch, green roof, and pool terrace.  Many energy efficient building strategies have been planned for the house including; passive solar gain, high-performance windows and doors, continuous external insulation, thermal-bridge free detailing, radiant floor heat, and mechanical energy recovery ventilation. Attention to air-sealing through careful detailing and construction resulted in a blower door test with a result of .47 ach@50 which beats the Passive House Standard!