River Forest Passive House final photos

At last! Eric Hausman took these in late summer, but I had to hold off making them public until some publications happened.  Dwell website, Green Builder Magazine, Tribune, Crain's, to name a few...it's been a good run in the press.  Awards too--USGBC Emerald Award, DOE Challenge Home Innovation Award, Green Builder "Best Behind the Walls" and a few others. Thanks to Brandon Weiss and Eric Barton for helping with the good exposure! Here's how the house turned out:
Southwest view--from garage to house. Cedar and the window cladding contrasting with the 2-texture siding

South composition: solar gain as art...

View from dining room to kitchen/back entry; indirect T5 uplighting was used throughout the house for ambient

Zola windows--great looking European Passive House performance

Stair as screen between entry and living spaces; built of yellow birch by Designed Stairs

Evening shot of the front facade.
Stay tuned for some philosophizing on design, and then the next projects.  I'm very excited to be undertaking a series of smaller, more affordable Passive House designs.  We're thinking nothing short of redefining the American home...
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