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Montford Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun by architect Debra Rucker Coleman is a passive solar design located in the classic Asheville NC neighborhood of Montford. Its north facing entry makes the best of a challenging infill lot and features the work of many local craftsman and artists.
Country: United States
Others who worked on this project: Sun Plans Inc
North Elevation Entry
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The stair tower and bumpout are finished in poplar bark which is increasingly being rediscovered for its aesthetics and longevity.
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South Elevation Rear
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By prioritizing south facing windows with high SHGC glass, passive solar designs can add loads of free heat in the winter and light all year round. Each level should have it's own properly sized overhang to shade out the summer sun.
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Master Bedroom
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Master Bedroom with high performance vaulted ceiling of SIPS
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Pallet trim in Stairwell
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This ledge in the stairwell was trimmed with wood from pallets that carried the homes siding material.
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Stairwell
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Red Oak stair parts include the craftsman newel, square balusters, handrail, treads, risers and retuns. Exotic, recycled pallet trim caps the upper wall transition.
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Walkout Basement Living area
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A walkout basement can feel like a normal, above grade room with proper window placement. Louvered door helps with ventilation to the closet. Stained concrete floors are popular for many good reasons. This passive solar home especially, benefits from the concrete's thermal mass that tempers daily temperature swings.
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Entrance water feature
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The small water garden at the entry greets guests with the sounds of running water and sights of a diverse landscape. Springtime Homes
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Kitchen
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Cherry cabintery by Tim Bell Designs. Springtime Homes
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Main level bedroom/office and bath
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Main level bathroom features ADA accessibility. Notable elements include the oil rubbed bronze sliding door hardware, concrete counters with integral bowl, copper bibb and backsplash, and brushed nickel bottle P-trap.
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Raised hearth
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This stone hearth by Franklin Smith of living stone masonry is laid in an ashlar pattern with black regency stone. Its black color helps absorb heat from the passive solar design of the home. Light colored floors and dark mass walls compliment this strategy. Springtime Homes
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Black regency stone work
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Black regency is one of the more beautiful stones available in our area. It carries many colors from gray, black, bluish grays, and some occasional greens and oranges. It also has some good sparkle.. and who doesn't want more sparkle in their lives?
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Tumbled river glass accent
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This tumbeled travertine shower uses river glass found in the nearby French Broad River. This particular piece is from a Coca-cola bottle from the old Asheville bottling plant. Springtime Homes
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Guest bath
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This hickory vanity features concrete countertops by Mandala design with an integral bowl and copper backsplashSpringtime Homes
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Master Bath
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Cherry cabintery by Tim Bell designs with Mandala concrete countertops.Springtime Homes
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Guest bed closet and window
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Louvered doors help with ventilation to closets. Springtime Homes
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Mudroom and foyer
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The natural slate entry and tranistion to ceramic tile. Whenever possible, eliminating steps into the main entrance is best practice for accessibility.
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