Cascading Rooflines Among the Trees
Town of Lisbon, Wisconsin
With architectural lines and materials somewhere between Craftsman style and Greene & Greene, this home is actually powered by passive and active solar energy. A somewhat steeper roof pitch than the preferred architecture was mandated by the local covenants, but it also helped the solar performance.
The home is barely visible from the road when the trees are in leaf. It features a unique octagonal kitchen arranged in a large bay of windows that command a panoramic view of the rear yard and woods. Also included are many energy-efficient and 'green' building elements. The view from the entry drive (below) is from the North; the solar panels are of course on the opposite side of the house.