The Sheppard-Raye house uses the sun to generate its electricity and to heat water for domestic hot water and space heating. The top two floors are constructed of 12" Aerated Autoclaved Concrete that is finished with stucco on the outside and gypsum plaster and clay paints on the inside.
The home's metal roof directs rainwater into a 1,500 gallon tank for irrigating the flower and vegetable gardens that encircle the home.
Details of note
- Pink marble tile kitchen countertops
- Cast concrete kitchen bar with hemlock and oak leaf inlays
- Recycled hardwood pallet flooring and cork flooring on top floor
- The home is entirely off the grid and uses a propane-fired generator as backup power