New English Addition

  • LOCATION: Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • New Addition Heated – 2482 s.f.
  • Existing House Heated – 2000 s.f.

Situated on a large piece of land in eastern Louisville, the original post and beam house was too small for the new owners. It also provided little view of the pond and open land to the southwest. The new addition comprises an enlarged living room, deck, master bedroom suite with sunroom, study, laundry center and new entry area for the home. One the south side of the living room, a bay window with cushioned bench and extensive window area provides some passive solar gain for the addition. The living room and sunroom both open onto the expansive deck. Insulated stress skin panels cover the post and beam structure. New cement siding and cedar shake roof surfaces were applied to the entire exterior of the home. Andersen windows with two kinds of high-performance glass was used in the addition — regular HP glass in windows facing south and more heavily coated HP Sun in windows facing west — to shade against the western sun. South facing glass is shaded by roof overhangs.

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