Traditional Twist – LEED Gold
This unassuming Arts and Crafts home demonstrates that sustainable and traditional building styles are not mutually exclusive. The traditional gable roof and clapboard siding seamlessly combine with prairie windows and linear detailing. Similarly the home blends traditional features (compact footprint, passive cooling, deep eaves) with modern developments (solar thermal panels, remote controlled skylights, radiant heating, EnergyStar appliances) and careful choices (southern orientation, locally sources materials, FSC certified wood). The result is a well crafted home with traditional styling and high quality finishes which has been rewarded for its environmentally conscious design and construction with a LEED for Homes Gold certification.