This project focuses on issues of sustainability more than any
single family project we have completed to date. This three bedroom
house is located on fifty acres just west of Baldwin City, KS.
Although the site is former pasture land, conservation of the
ground is always a primary consideration as we preferred the sloped
edges rather than take up the good pasture or tillage area with
the building footprint. Passive solar heating was a primary consideration.
Every room has south facing floor to ceiling windows. This unique
attribute is enabled with the addition of an interior courtyard
space. The concrete mass floor and cross ventilation assure the
owners of less consumption of fuel in the winter and good cross
ventilation in the summer.