La Pointe is a lakeside vacation property in Prince Edward County with sweeping views over Lake Ontario. The long narrow property has lush fields, mature trees, and lake frontage.
The house is accompanied by a pool and cabana, a guest house, and vineyard. The house is custom made to take advantage of the views, to provide a retreat for the family and their extended family and friends, and to withstand harsh lakeside winters.
This project is extremely energy efficient and is run by all-electric systems supported by a solar powered battery backup. No fossil fuels are used for primary or backup power. Any excess power generated by the solar array is fed back to the grid, earning energy credits through Ontario’s Hydro One Net Metering program.
Modelling shows that with its premium insulation and airtight building envelope, this house could withstand six full days in -20°C weather without a single joule of energy coming from anywhere (not the back-up energy system, not the wood-burning stove, not even the sun) before the internal temperature would drop below freezing.