Today we will show you a charming house in Hammond, Louisiana, a project by Holly & Smith Architects. This house is really beautiful. It reminds me of a super stylish boat house. Materials, open spaces, lots of glass and wood, and the views are all great. Besides being beautiful the house is also high efficiency and generates energy. Certainly a great project. Take a look.
Make sure to check out Holly & Smith Architects website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. 🙂
Description from the architects: The three-story structure sits over the edge of a pond and overlooks a peninsula of ten oak trees that stretch out into the middle of the pond. The Pond House features an outdoor area on the first floor including a fireplace and outdoor kitchen. The second level houses a living room, kitchen, and dining room that are completely open with panoramic views to the surrounding landscape, and a master suite with an outdoor terrace on the third level overlooks the property. A single-sloping roof sheds rainwater into the pond while also allowing maximum sun exposure for solar panels.
The Pond House achieves net zero energy capability through active systems employing a high efficiency heating and cooling system, solar energy, spray foam insulation for a tight building envelope, energy star equipment, and LED lighting throughout. Along with utilizing active systems, the Pond House also features passive strategies to achieve a sustainable design through operable windows for cross ventilation, north-south building orientation, natural day lighting, shading strategies, reclaiming materials, landscaping designed for solar and wind changes through the seasons, and managing rainwater onsite. Since its completion, The Pond House has been generating instead of consuming energy.
We found this house at Contemporist.
Photos by Marc Lamkin.