EHA Family Trust Residence / Ward+Blake Architects

  • 30 Dec 2012
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Architects: Ward+Blake Architects
Location: , Wyoming, United States
Structural Engineer: Pillar Structural Engineer
Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing Engineer: Van Boerum and Frank
Landscape Designer: Verdone Landscape Architects
General Contractor: Tom Stoner Construction
Area: 3,988 sq ft
Year: 2011
Photographs: Roger Wade Studios

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The project was sited on a low lying wetland that demanded consideration due to a high water table. The solution to this problem was to elevate the house three feet above existing grade and to utilize an insulated slab on grade to avoid the probability of fostering mold growth in a crawl space. The Architectural water features we used to enhance the project while at the same time provided positive drainage.

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Additionally, the client wanted to avoid remove any of the mature trees on the site and still capture the view to the mountain range to the north. Careful siting allowed both objectives to be attained. Low energy consumption was a goal and this was attained utilizing an open loop ground source heat pump for both heating and cooling. Indoor temperatures are conserved utilizing R-40 and R-65 wall and roof assemblies.

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Carbon footprint issues were addressed by utilizing 100% reclaimed material for the exterior siding and otherwise specifying materials that required no maintenance ie: cor-ten roofing and fascia detailing. New wood that was used received a water soluble “lifetime” finish that slowly weathered to a protective base coat over time. Wood sash windows of teak further reduced the exterior maintenance issues.

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Interior finishes were selected for their low VOC content as well, with all casework being finished in an organic vegetable based oil material. Renewable bamboo is utilized throughout the house as well as a ceiling material. Electrical consumption was reduced by specifying LED technology in all of the public spaces and high output halogen light elsewhere.

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  • Raul Alfaro

    Very good house project. Nice use of wood and stone mixture. Very singular and personal style.

    EXCELENT JOB. Congratulations from Barcelona.

    • urs

      My dream house water and Mt view amazing I have never wanted a setting or house like this more – a perfect place

  • Christin

    In one room is a big picture of a horsehead on the wall. That looks really awesome and I’m very interesed in it. Please can you tell me where I can buy it?!