Single Family Home
This inspired-by-nature, custom-built home surpasses all standards for green living. Every detail, seen and unseen, was chosen to enhance personal wellness, celebrate the surroundings and, most importantly, respect our Earth. But the results aren’t just sustainable and low-impact, they’re highly functional and simply stunning! The lushly planted lot, irrigated by a 4,000-gallon rain harvest system, begins with attractive parking for 7+ cars, EV-charger included. The backyard, ringed with lights, has a hidden firepit area, sport court and access to nature trails winding through 300 preserved acres. Reclaimed barnwood floors were just refinished in the open main living areas, including the 2-story kitchen with custom cabinetry and Wolf appliances. Countertops throughout the home are made of various repurposed materials, the island being crafted of riverstone. Pocket doors and a full bath give a family room alcove the option of privacy, perfect when occasional guests stay the night. A sound-proofed wing with separate entrance, radiant heat and a powder room is another feature that opens a world of possibilities for guests or working from home. Currently, it functions beautifully as an office and an airy fitness studio. Upstairs, a loft separates 2 bedrooms with clever space for imaginative play from the main suite, which comes complete with an organized walk-in, dressing area, private bath and a balcony overlooking specimen trees and a water feature. Additional well-lit space is found downstairs where polished concrete floors span a game room and a spa room with a sunken Endless Pool and more! Solar panels, geothermal systems and recycled insulation are only a small fraction of the green features at this John Ringel-designed home.This is an energy-star certified house that was built to LEED gold level specifications. It as a passive solar orientation, a geothermal heat pump system, and radiant heat in the primary and yoga studio in addition to both solar electric and hot water panels. FSC-certified wood was used to frame the house and milled wood from trees on the property were used for the ceilings of the front porch, screened porch, and dining room as well as for the bench and countertop in the foyer of the office area. Reclaimed oak barn wood floors were also used on the first floor. The counter tops are Cambria, new river concrete, or made from recycled materials such as newspapers, glass, or bamboo fiber. A RainXchange rainwater harvest system collects water for the waterfall pond and to water plant beds around the property.