This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home seeks to maintain a high level of sustainable design as well as remaining contextually sensitive to the East Lawrence community. By choosing an urban infill site, we have welcomed the opportunity to integrate the house into the existing neighborhood fabric. The low-cost, high-quality design strategy led to flexible spaces, while still maintaining plenty of built-in storage space, giving the owner control over use and layout of spaces. The home is ADA compliant allowing for unrestricted mobility across the 1,300 sq. ft. home while also incorporating an indoor/outdoor living relationship with the covered exterior walkway and porch area.
As we design toward LEED Platinum standards, we are integrating passive strategies for lighting and sun shading. With an exterior screening system and concrete floor for thermal mass, the southwest glazing allows optimal temperatures year round. We are also selecting materials based on a desire for longevity and ease of maintenance, including the re-purposed metal panel cladding system and insulated glass units for the southwest glazing.