Home in the Tree Tops
When the design of a new home begins with the need to keep as many of the trees as possible on the property, it’s a sure sign the home-to-be will be energy efficient and sustainable. And that’s exactly how The Ridge in Kaslo, British Columbia started.
“I was thrilled when I learned that many of the original trees on the property were not going to be cut down,” said architectural designer Hajo Meijer from Ecocentric Design. “While many people would opt to remove the trees to have unobstructed views, the homeowners of The Ridge wanted their home to part of its natural landscape.”
The result is stunning: looking out the large windows to the lake below, the trees make the house look like it’s suspended in the air, floating in the tree tops. Here’s the spectacular view from the master bedroom:
The home also features a host of other green technologies and sustainable building materials. From super insulated walls and roofs, concrete floors and triple glazed windows and doors, the home is achieved an EnerGuide rating of 83.
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