Sustainable Green Home Builder Western North Carolina

Glenn House

A contemporary design by PBC&L of Asheville. Built on a steep lot, it has a full encapsulated and conditioned crawlspace that contains the mechanical equipment and instantaneous water heater.

The butterfly roof, made of Structural Insulated Panels, directs rainwater to a central roof trough and then down through 4" insulated cast iron pipes through the heart of the house to the crawlspace where the water is conveyed outside into dry wells on either side of the house.

Details of Note

  • Chinese birch-laminated plywood flooring downstairs cut in 4' x 4' tiles and set in a diamond pattern.

  • Recycled hardwood pallet flooring on the main floor. Cork flooring in the kitchen.

  • Locally milled locust decking stained bronze to match exterior cladding.

  • Machine-painted fiber cement, ventilated cladding (airspace behind panels) with exposed stainless screw fasteners.

  • Sliding Shoji screen doors for office and closet doors.

  • Automated solar screens n west windows to mitigate cooling loads.

  • Edible landscaping.