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Involved in a picturesque surrondings has been created a stunning contemporary pond house by the hand of Holly & Smith Architects.
Rising on the waterline, The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm is a 1,250 square foot, net zero energy retreat located on a 15.5 acre site in Southeast Louisiana, contemporary house this offers a lot of overlooks with relaxing waterviews. What more would someone want but sunkissed skin and crisp air?
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“The facade consists of limestone textured stucco, opaque tongue and groove polycarbonate panels, and two transparent volumes that project out of the second floor blending the residence seamlessly into the landscape. Transparent surfaces reveal a heavy timber frame and also allow the building to become an observation tower offering views to much of the site. At night, the three-story volume comes alive as a glowing lantern emerging from the landscape magically illuminating the water.”
The outdoor kitchen on the first floor offers a creative alternative to the kitchen on ground floor. Splendid space planning makes this home a transparent beacon that facilitates a freeying lifestyle.
“The Pond House achieves net zero energy capability through active systems employing a high efficiency heating and cooling system, solar energy, spray foam insulation for a tight building envelope, energy star equipment, and LED lighting throughout. Along with utilizing active systems, the Pond House also features passive strategies to achieve a sustainable design through operable windows for cross ventilation, north-south building orientation, natural day lighting, shading strategies, reclaiming materials, landscaping designed for solar and wind changes through the seasons, and managing rainwater onsite.”
The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm is something many dream about!
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