|Q.||What is the framing for this home?|
|A.||2 x 8|
|Q.||Can this home be designed as passive solar?|
|A.||Yes. To maximize its passive solar design, the front of this house should face East (or West, if the house is reversed). The Shevlin features ample south facing windows with purpose–designed roof overhangs, including custom aluminum solar shades, to let the sun's heat in during cooler months, and block it in the warmer months. The switch–operated clerestory windows provide day lighting and can be opened to cool the home at night. Cool air enters through the low windows and warm air exits at high windows, encouraging rapid cooling.|
As you pass through the foyer you will see three picture windows that look out into a central courtyard space and a coat closet located near the door.
To the left there is an open living space that includes a kitchen and dining area. The Great Room features a fireplace flanked by built-ins on either side located at the far end of the living space so that it can be enjoyed from the kitchen and living room as well.
The kitchen has a U-shaped floor plan with a large center island that includes a prep sink and an extended counter for eating. The kitchen also features large windows that wrap around one corner and are topped by transom windows, providing lots of natural light and views.
To the left of the fireplace is the master suite where two tall vertical windows look into a private garden. The master bath features a private toilet room, a long vanity counter with two sinks, a linen closet, and a tub that sits under a window. A door in the bathroom opens to a large walk-in closet.
On the right side of the living room fireplace is a door that opens into the den.
If you turn to the right of the foyer you will see a display niche at the end of the hall. Three doors lead to a second master suite, a mudroom and laundry room, and a bathroom. Through the mudroom you can access a two car garage.