Mindful Designs worked closely with the client to design a truly custom home of rustic modern design that blurs the lines between outdoors and indoors on this challenging site. The Clients wanted to have a home with as little environmental impact as possible and take advantage of the limited southerly exposure while making the most of the spectacular views.
With the focus being on an environmentally friendly home, we invested in SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) for their wall system and R 60 Cellulose insulation to reduce energy needs to heat the home. We turned to a reclaimed exterior siding and finish package to provide the “rough and raw” aesthetic they wanted while nearly eliminating timber harvesting for their siding and reducing their needs for maintenance into the future.
The home owners made the decisions to harvest native plants off their site before construction and re-vegetate the site with these same plants reducing the need for constant lawn care chemicals and irrigation.
We prioritized all zero VOC paints and an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) over extravagant finishes. From the recycled Paperstone countertops, all Water Sense plumbing fixtures, all energy star appliances, recycled rubber with no adhesive exercise room flooring, to the reclaimed interior trim package and flooring, these clients invested in their commitment to a home that is environmentally sensitive.