A happy Home Tour Friday to you!
Today we’re heading outside of Aspen, Colorado to see an eccentric and amazing home. You won’t believe all the green building practices that are included in the environmentally-friendly home.
So without further adieu, it’s off to Colorado we go…
The architect, Eric Anderson says, “The Homeowners desired a quaint and whimsical architectural expression; swayback roofs, hidden doors, secretive passages, rustic stonework. Tempered by the Ranch’s vision for greater energy efficiency and implementation of on-site renewable energy systems; solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, creating a harmonious relationship between “old” and “relevant” in the quest for of achieving a net-zero energy consumption.”
Pretty impressive, I say. Especially for a home of this magnitude.
Now this is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. You may need to look at this a couple of times:
There is a drawbridge in this roofed wall here, and it opens…
to a deck!
I love these stained-glass doors in the greenhouse.
This is the catwalk that runs along the top of the conservatory.
This home is one of 7 proprosed residences on 254 acres outside of Aspen. The overall goals for the Circle “R” Ranch were to create an education and demonstration center for green building standards and sustainable design; as well as to maximize the utilization of on-site renewable energy resources to produce and distribute more energy than consumed.
Look at how green this place is:
- A vertical loop geothermal system provides for the overall heating and cooling, snow melt and domestic hot water demands
Reclaimed timbers, salvaged slate shingles, environmentally-friendly spray foam insulation and water based stains
- Renewable energy systems
- Ground source heat pump
- Passive solar design
- On-site wastewater treatment system (OSWS)
- Rainwater collection
Special thanks to architect Eric Anderson of E. Anderson Architecture, Littleton, Colorado for this amazing home tour!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
FYI, Monday’s giveaway is the biggest one yet and it’s something everyone needs!!!! I’m beyond excited.
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