Recent clients from Montana got in touch with Jones Pierce to help them create a “not so big” retirement home for them. The site is located in the Big Canoe community of North Georgia, near Jasper. The home not only incorporates “not so big” detailing, but it’s also designed around the sun. Known as a passive solar design, this home’s aim is to maintain interior thermal comfort throughout the sun’s daily and annual cycles while reducing the requirement for active heating and cooling systems. This sustainable design method has been around for ages, and is one of the unseen “green” features we like to incorporate into the early planning phases of a home’s design.
View images of the Passive Solar Home:
Front of the Home
A garage is connected to the left side of the house with a walkway.
The grand entrance to the home is over a bridge, then under a tower.
The walkway from the garage to the home also serves as a passage from the front yard to the back yard.
Stairs lead down from the front yard to the back yard.
Back Side of House
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