This forward-looking home was completed in 2020 by Amber Westerman Building Design. Amber lives and works in the home, and uses it as a model for the construction arm of her business, Poem Homes.
You'll tour a modest home with a modern sensibility. At only 1208 square feet, the home is spacious, with a linear kitchen tucked under a loft and two bedroom suites flanking a generous living area. There's a feeling of shelter and of a life lived close to nature.
Indoor air is healthful, with building materials and finishes selected for their non-toxic content. Rustic wood, stone walls, and raw concrete contrast with more polished surfaces and furnishings to create an authentic and appealing atmosphere that blends inside space to outside space.
The home is super-insulated and net-zero. Roof-top solar panels supply all the electricity that's needed for heating, cooling, and plug loads. Amber's monthly energy cost is just $6.50. Look around, ask questions, and learn how a few simple design strategies can improve your own home or one you might build someday.