Located near the Town of Caledon, this 3,000 square foot, three storey family home, built by Metz Homes Ltd, is Solares’ first double-stud construction project. The exterior load-bearing 2×6 walls are set 4″ apart from the interior 2×4 non-load bearing walls, and the space between these walls is filled with blown-in cellulose insulation, creating a super insulated shell with an R-value of 50. The foundations are R-30 and the roof is an incredible R-70.
The building’s super-insulated shell allows the heating and cooling systems to be minimally sized, making for economical construction and operating costs. The design of the house has been tailored to capture morning sun and take advantage of fabulous views to the south, where often deer can be seen wandering through the fields.
Our clients are a close-knit family with a dynamic home life. A typical day could include homeschooling, practicing musical instruments, running a home office, and woodworking. Living in the countryside near Caledon, they wanted their home to be a hub where the family can congregate, and wanted the house to take advantage of the property’s striking views of the surrounding natural landscape.