Our goal is a simple, functional house with room for family, friends, and the activities we enjoy. We work from home much of the time, so bright, quiet work spaces are essential. Good flow, openness, and some separation between a hard-working kitchen and main living space are incorporated. The gallery is our way of creating a graceful entry and space for art, books and recordings. Guests will sleep in media, studio and living rooms. We’ll be able to live on one floor if it’s ever necessary.

A long garage includes workshop, storm/root cellar with cistern, and a second floor activity room at its south end. A walk through this building accesses the garden east of the garage, and the root cellar is easily reached from the garden.


Lanesboro, Minnesota
Climate Zone 6 (cold/moist)
Latitude: 43° 44' 18'' N
Longitude: 91° 54' 48'' W

House Size

Net Treated Floor Area: 1,514 SF
Gross Square Footage (House only): 2,210 SF

Building Envelope

Roof: R-99
Wall: R-61
Ground: R-53

Windows & Doors

Glazing: U-0.10 BTU / hour / sq. ft.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): 0.48”
Frame: U-0.19 BTU / hour / sq. ft.

Modeled Performance

Specific Primary Energy Demand (Source Energy Demand): 12.1 kBTU / sq. ft. / year

Specific Space Heat Demand: 7.0 kBTU/sq. ft. / year

Peak Heating Load: 7,047 BTU / hour

Space Cooling Demand: 0.44 kBTU / sq. ft. / year

Peak Cooling Load: 3,625 BTU / hour

Pressure Test Goal: Whole House Air Changes Per Hour (ACH) = 0.4 ACH 50


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