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Custom Home Design

Design of this home oriented the house to have living space on the south side with most of the windows capturing heat and light. The living area of the main floor is an open floorplan and features the cooktop area of the kitchen, the eating bar, and a woodstove.

The master bedroom suite is also on the north side of the main floor. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a play area, and a compartmental bath.

Exterior view from the southwest corner. Upstairs balcony is accessed from playroom. Note that all south facing windows have a 2' overhang provide summer shading.

Western exposure as seen from the driveway entrance.

View from entry door looking East through the dining area and into the living room.

South facing kitchen with enclosed cooktop.

Views of living room (right) and dining (below).

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This home was designed to use insulated concrete forms (ICF) to create the exterior walls. Because the exterior walls are 12" thick the design must allow for the thicker walls. Using plans for 6" stud walls and substituting the thicker block walls could make bathrooms too small to fit the tub unless the sizes are adjusted. Using ICF blocks results in a thermally energy efficient home.

Exterior views of home.

Stacked ICF blocks which build like Lego and are then filled with concrete.

Interior views of home.

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