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
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.
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.
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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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
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?
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