The home’s open floor plan keeps the family connected with one office to the side and one across the breeze way. Upstairs, the bedrooms are connected by a common area, and a breezeway stretches over the office. The master bedroom has a walkout porch providing unobstructed views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east. The roof beyond the patio will be filled with soil to create a private garden fed by rain water from the upper story. While the quality of the design is high, the cost were kept to a respectable $135 per square foot, further proving that Passivhaus can be built in the same budget as typical construction but without the ongoing energy bills.
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