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Balcony House

This modernist retreat marries minimal operating costs with luxurious living. The bold overhangs of the shed roofs and massing of the house, screen porch, and garage create a striking visage of tasteful modern style that fully takes advantage of the deep window sills, south-facing windows, exposed thermal mass, and many other energy efficiency solutions that have serious architectural potential.

The feature balcony creates a private nest for the master suite to look out towards the lake beyond. Beyond the surface aesthetics, the cantilevered balcony is a completely thermally broken assembly custom detail meaning that the aesthetics need not come at a cost to your energy efficiency!"

Project Information
SIZE: 2250 sq. ft.
BEDROOMS: 3
ESTIMATED ANNUAL HEATING: $390
DESIGN: Passive Design Solutions
ENERGY CONSULTING: Passive Design Solutions
STRUCTURAL: Andrea Doncaster Engineering
BUILDER: S Larade Custom Homes
LANDSCAPING: Owner
  • Strong massing, clients have modern taste etc
  • Fully thermally broken cantilevered balcony with steel railing acting as structural support
  • Steel staircase, structural post and beam, flat EPDM roofing
  • Lakefront home that can maintain itself during trips
  • Huge huge south windows
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