Lime Kiln Croft is a rural retirement home nestled in rolling hills with pastoral views and spectacular sunsets. The key goals for this budget-conscious design were to create a highly energy efficient and low-carbon home, provide ample space to pursue hobbies, accommodate visiting family and friends, and enable our clients to age-in-place. In addition, the house is designed to “follow the light” such that each space is adorned with sunlight at precisely the time of day it is most used.
Large windows in every room have all been thoughtfully positioned to frame views of rolling farm fields, stands of majestic trees, and ribbons of brown country road edged with iconic wood-post fences. Sunlight floods the house all day long.
This project shows that some of the best ways to achieve an energy efficient, low-carbon home are the simplest: good layout, passive solar design, and selecting more cost-effective technologies.