Solar House

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This solar house is situated on about 0.5 acre in the city of Ann Arbor. Completed in 1999, it was designed by Wayne Appleyard of Sunstructures Architects in Ann Arbor, and built by Calvin C. Hoeft Building Inc., of Dexter.

The contemporary house has about 2350 ft² on the upper two floors and 3800 ft² including the unfinished, but conditioned basement. The house has all the usual amenities found in a custom design and features fine craftmanship and materials. But by designing conservation, passive and active solar features into the house from the beginning, a reduction in energy use of about 60% compared to a standard house that meets energy efficient codes is achieved.

The highlights in this website describe interesting features of the house in detail.