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Washtenaw Residence

| Square Footage: 2,226

Washtenaw, Michigan Residence

This two-story home near Ann Arbor is a contemporary timber home filled with natural light and color. A variety of window shapes were used throughout the home for architectural interest and to control the intensity of the light. Timber framing adds another layer of warmth and gives the modern home an organic interior amongst brightly colored walls. The mixture of vibrant interior colors and soft wood tones is carried throughout the great room and into the kitchen where timber frame beams overhead support the second level.

More About This Home

Rated 58 on RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS), the home is 42% more energy efficient than an average new home. A prominent factor in the success of this project was the Riverbend Building System which includes structural insulated panels (SIPs) and insulated concrete forms (ICFs). The owner also choose Low-E windows and incorporated geothermal in the HVAC system.

Location: Michigan
Energy Rating: HERS® score of 58
Featured in: Elegant Wood Homes Summer 2014
Design by: Archetype INC.
Photos by: Stephen Graham Photography

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