New Homes: Downey Residence

Hidden from the road and nestled among Sitka Spruce, this two-storey natural resource-based home is a model of self-sustainability. 2005 Double Gold CARE Award winner and Project of the Year, this modern West Coast dwelling with refined details and a butterfly-shaped floor plan is sited to maximize natural light, access to the outdoors and the spectacular views up Juan de Fuca Strait, while minimizing the home's footprint. This seismically designed structure incorporates many energy-efficient features including low-e windows, low-voltage lighting, heat recovery ventilation, hot-water radiant floor heating, passive-solar orientation, high integrity envelope and rain harvesting with sand-filtration for drinking water.

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