PlaySomerton Road House
AWARDS: Master Builders Award – Gold
Uber-sustainability is king in this three-zone house where roof pitches reference the hills and rural location. Views of the hills captivate when entering the heart of the home and from within the enclosed courtyard.
Built of cedar and a passive solar design with double glazing, super insulated walls and ceilings, and concrete floor slabs, the home grabs heating from the sun to create a stable all-year 18°C.
And of course there’s solar water heating and LED lighting.
The dual diesel/timber contingency boiler designed for the house was simply not needed.