COMFORT: This 1208 square foot home has a private master suite with its own separate tub or shower. For openness, the living room and dining each have 17 feet of glass wrapping around two corners. A fireplace is located where it can be enjoyed from the living and dining without taking up valuable furniture space. A longer living room is more versatile for your lifestyle. Guests can enter the second bedroom and get to the hall bathroom out of view of the living room. The laundry is located in the guest bath, close to the clothes and the kitchen. This kitchen has a lot of storage space, and at the same time has a great view of the living and dining glass.
ENERGY EFFICIENT: This home was designed by a local expert on energy efficient homes. You can find this home featured on his Houzz.com profile, named “Mountain House Plans.” This mountain home was designed with the best energy savings features that cost the least. Spray foam insulation keeps out the drafts. To make it easier to keep the house comfortable, all of the heating and cooling components are located inside. If you can face the porch south, the winter sunshine will help heat the house. At the same time, the roof is designed to shade the house from most of the summer sun.
ACCESSIBILITY: There is a shortage of wheelchair accessible homes in the mountains. We included some smart features that don’t add cost or make the home look like a nursing home. The entrance is designed to be very easy to modify for a small ramp, as is shown in the exterior view. The hallway and bathroom were designed for easy maneuvering.
BUDGET: He designed this home to provide the maximum in comfort for the minimum in cost. A simple roof line is easier to build. The size and shape of the home reduces wasted materials. Energy efficiency reduces utility and maintenance costs.