Concept of the
home, which was suggested by the challenging site is that of an old English Manor that
has been added onto over time. The design has four
distinct structures that are planned phased additions over the next
several years. The
timeless architecture adds comfort
and warmth to an already spectacular site.
Read the C.O.A. 'case
study' about this exemplary home.
Architect Elliot Johnson and wife
Lisa Chronister's home is featured in
the November/December 2008 issue of Natural
Home magazine. The
"Minding the Manor" details the home which utlized spray-foam
insulation, a 18.4kw Photovoltaic system, and 'cast earth' walls.
home which was rated five-star by the City of Austin Green Building
Program in 2005 and was the winner of the 2008 Max Award for "Best
Green Home" by the Home Builders Association of Greater
Austin. And excitingly, as of 2013 the house is now ...
The home is also featured in a book Dreaming Green: Eco-Fabulous Homes
Designed to Inspire by Lisa Sharkey November 2008
2011 marked the completion of the second phase of 1354 The High Road, in so far as any architect/owner can claim a "completed" project. The floor plan drawings above show the complete project.
The second phase's many unique and interesting elements included; two PV Arrays, Rainwater Harvesting, 10" perform wall ICF walls, Geothermal HVAC, Solar Thermal Radiant Heat Flooring, numerous salvaged doors and beams, and additional wonderful stained glass doors and windows created by my better half.
Check out the really cool construction photos, documenting the second phase from start to finish.