French Country Retreat

The design for this new 5,527 sq. ft. custom home was influenced by traditional buildings seen in the French countryside, featuring stone masonry exterior and cottage-style detailing. Sustainability was a core design strategy for the building systems. The home was designed to set on the edge of the woods to buffer north and west winds, but overlooking a prairie grass meadow to the south. Features include passive solar design in the overall house layout including fenestration and main rooms on an east/west axis for good solar orientation, a geothermal closed loop heating system, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and three Rumford fireplaces. In this residence, modern technology pairs with traditional design to fulfill the client’s desire for a sustainable home.

1,200 sq ft carriage house addition with a stone and stucco exterior. Completely finished interior includes in-floor heat, security system, hot and cold water and Dur-a-gard epoxy floors. Gorgeous carriage house doors by Carriage House Door Company.

Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc.; Interior design by SP Interiors; home photos by Dave Hubler Photography; carriage house photos by Marie Kinney.

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