Passive Solar Home
An interior adobe wall across a hallway from a south-facing bank of windows captures and holds the winter sun’s heat. An exterior overhang blocks the summer sun. The window wall also affords a panoramic view of the owners’ forthcoming xeriscape garden. Other green features include a high-efficiency boiler and double-framed walls in the great room with insulation rated R41 (R49 in the ceiling).
Downtown Santa Fe // 2017
2,476 heated sq ft // 3,516 roofed sq ft
$763 K // $308/sq ft heated; $217/sq ft roofed
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"The design of the house is aesthetically pleasing, distinctive, and attuned to the practical needs of a space in which to live. It is well built. We plan never to build another house, but, if we did, we would hire Praxis to build it."
(D & P)