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Pittsburgh Green Solar House Site

6.17 Acres site with outcroppings and boulders from last glacier (it stopped just south at Moraine State Park).

 

Property is a parcel of a former dairy farm.  A gentle 1100 foot slope, with mature maple trees and necessary equipment provide a ready source for a maple syrup operation each spring.

 

House was designed by Butler-based Burt Hill Architects, a premiere global American design firm, driven by a passion to create sustainable environments that inspire and improve lives (http://www.burthill.com/ ).

 

Chief architect Dave Henderson, assisted by Steve Nearhoff, sited the house to optimize solar pickup and natural lighting.  Adapting the “Prairie style” of low horizontal lines and open interior spaces continues the lines of sight to include the nearby outdoors.

 

Over 90% of glass is placed on the south side where it collects more energy than it loses.  Sunbeams enter every room in the house sometime during the year.  Early morning sun ray prisms color the master bedroom wall around the summer equinox.

 

Green roof provides an aesthetic blanket of earth, gravel and ground cover over rigid insulation and waterproofing. Custom Construction Management did the actual construction.

 

 

Simply Stated:

• sun delivered heat.

• winter long sauna

• swim all year

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House Site:

6.17 Acres site with outcroppings and boulders from last glacier (it stopped just south at Moraine State Park)...

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Transportation and Population Centers

• Slippery Rock University--3.5 miles

• Prime Outlets (I-79, London)--14 miles

• Slippery Rock I-79 Exit 105--7 miles.

• Pittsburgh downtown--55 miles

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For information and tour contact please call: 317-409-8171
Or email to: Lcobb3938@aol.com