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New Passive Solar Home Design and Models: Crimson Bluffs Home

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Greenovision is pleased to announce that we are working on a design for another new home this winter 2015. The Crimson Bluffs Home will be located in Townsend, Montana on the historic Lewis and Clark Trail, which overlooks the Missouri River. At about 2200 square feet, this contemporary two story home (plus attached garage) is designed for passive solar heating and passive cooling strategies.

Upon entering the home from the west-side entrance, you can sit on the built-in bench to remove your shoes and take off your coat. This foyer/mudroom area will have custom built-in cubbies and a closet for storage of seasonal clothing, shoes, and gear. A door to the north of the foyer leads to a small and quiet studio/office room. Exiting the foyer to the east, you will walk into an open floor plan which includes the kitchen, dining room, and living room. You’ll immediately have stunning views of the Big Belt Mountains to the east and the Crimson Bluffs to the south. Views of the Missouri River can be seen just down the hill to the east and northeast. You can exit the living room area to a large outdoor deck located on the east side of the main floor. This deck, with deep roof overhang, will be a cool and relaxing place to sit outdoors during the warmer months. Views of the Missouri will be especially prominent from the deck. The main floor also includes a half bathroom, a walk-in pantry, and a stairwell leading to the lower floor.

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The lower level includes a master bedroom with master bath and walk-in closet, a guest room, a guest bathroom, and a large, sunny family room that can double as another guest room. There is also an unfinished room for storage, laundry, and the home’s mechanical systems. One can exit the family room to the south and sit outdoors in a sunny patio area. This patio will be a warm place to soak in the sun during the winter as it will be protected from the cold, northerly winter winds.

We recently completed the design and models for this home (seen here), but please stay tuned as we work on the rendered models. The renderings will provide much more realistic views of the interior and exterior of the home and will let us see how the home will look on the site. Construction is slated to begin in fall 2015!

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