DESIGN TEAM: Charles Peterson, Assoc. AIA; Gary Aulik; Chris Farrar, Assoc. AIA
PROJECT TYPE: New Construction, Remodel
Aulik Design Build
Home Sponsors: Fritz Cabinetry, Kolbe Gallery Twin Cities, Otto Painting Design, Redpath Constable Interior Design, Synergy Products, DOM Interiors
Project Location: Deephaven, MN
Situated on a level, west-facing lot on Robinsons Bay in Lake Minnetonka, this Zero Energy Ready Home is a modern new build with a nod to the traditional forms of its neighbors. The low-maintenance, durable exterior shell consists of stone, granite, slate, composite wood, and stainless steel working to blur the line between traditional and modern styles. The large scenic doors facing the lake, along with deployable screens on the terraces, provide extended living spaces as well as stunning views. The renovated on-site guest home provides a spot for an additional solar array along with additional guest quarters.
The rooftop solar array, high-performance exterior, home automation, and customizable interior lighting throughout the house are just several of the features that make this home compliant with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home Program. A solar array provides enough power to eliminate electric bills for the homeowners—and eliminates the need for a generator, since it stores enough to provide power during outages.
A desire for extensive views of the lake at first seemed at odds with the need to preserve the homeowner’s cherished art collection, but triple-glazed windows with protective coatings and sun control measures, plus adjustable LED lighting fixtures, ensure both the lake and the art can be enjoyed.
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