Design for an Open Field

This simple but clever design came out of the home’s location in an open field with no shade. Wanting to forego air conditioning, the owners agreed that a wrap-around covered deck would be a great way to keep out the summer sun, while still being open to lower winter sun.

A strategically placed gable window facing south allows further winter sun to penetrate the kitchen area on the north side of the home.

Ranch style bungalow of 1536 ft.², with a doubling of square footage thanks to a finished basement. Two bedrooms and two baths.

The heating and ventilation system includes forced air supplied by an interior wood furnace. A walkout door in the basement provides a simple and clean way to bring in firewood.

This home was built with larger average 16″ white pine, which provides exceptional insulation — 25% better than building code.

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