Kerry and Cheryl are almost finished with their sun-inspired home and shared details of their cozy home with us. Last weekend the said the outside temperature was 96 degrees. and the inside was 68 degrees. This past weekend had outside temperatures of 27 degrees (it snowed above timberline) and inside was 60 degrees. “We lit a small fire in the Hearthstone and really enjoyed how it heated the place right back to 68 degrees in about three hours.” The couple live in the cold-climate IECC Climate Zone 6 with no air conditioning.

We adapted the Northern Lights 4 for them. Changes included exterior wall customized for their particular ICF block, heavy timbers added to exterior porches and great room ceiling as well as miscellaneous changes. Today they just let us know that they moved in:

“We get great comments on the layout, the windows, the roof line, the northern New Mexico look, and the timbers inside and out.  The east porch is a favorite of everybody that has come by so far.  Actually the garage apron on the west side too…. it’s warm there when the suns sets and you get quite a view of the stars.”

View the new Northern Lights 4 drawings
(or scroll below for a summary introduction to it)