Innovative use of shed roofs and shed dormers create a dynamic experience throughout the great room, offices, guest room, and master bedroom that make this 2600 SF house feel larger. Interior volume with its exposed glu-lam beam ceiling boldly frames the looming rock bluffs to the north and the Mt. Ashland summit to the south. Lower window compositions frame views of rolling foothills on the land as western views open up to the Rogue Valley. The large open common space is juxtaposed by lowered sloped ceilings as you enter into smaller scaled rooms in the house.
Passive solar orientation design with zoned hydronic radiant floor heating in tile floors in main spaces do double duty for thermal mass and dog proof durability. Zoned hydronic wall radiators in carpeted areas, thickened west walls (R38 insulated) and exterior wall shading to temper the hot Rogue Valley western sun in the summer add to the strategies for energy efficient heating and cooling.