Project Description

Domus Residence
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3590 sf house / 1730 sf yoga studio/guesthouse.
Completion anticipated spring 2015 by Riversong Builders

The owners of this beautiful 20 acres in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana came with a wonderful outline of how they intend to live within this house. With this as a road map we began the process of studying the site together to determine the indoor and outdoor living spaces, the solar and view angles, the topography and the existing site constraints and attributes. An old home that was on site was deconstructed by a local company and all useable pieces were reclaimed. An existing apple orchard on site will be enhanced and taken care of, and even the old privy will be ‘repurposed’ (and renovated) on site as either a sauna or meditation room.

The project includes the main house with space for parties and guests as well as a Yoga Studio/Guesthouse a short walk away. The project will feature 42 PV panels, a geothermal heat system, triple glazed Alpen windows angled and shaded for passive solar collection (with a thermal mass floor), double stud wall with vented siding construction, and efficient and low water use appliances/fixtures.

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