Inspired use of windows let the outside in and helped architect Kevin Ruedisueli clinch a myMarvin Architect’s Challenge Award.
The entry vestibule, centered on the house’s west side, marks the barn's original entrance and helps buffer wintertime winds.
The house is big enough for a volleyball court, but its geothermal HVAC system and serious insulation help keep utility bills down.
In the living room, a wood stove serves as the hearth. It helps keep the living room toasty in winter, and the residual heat gets used to provide radiant heat for the floors.