Sustainable House Integrates a Roof Terrace by Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture

Sustainable House Integrates a Roof Terrace by Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture

Wren House is a sustainable house, a residential project designed and completed by Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture in Missoula, Montana. It was built with sustainability in mind, for the homeowner and his family have a deep respect for the environment. Boasting several unique sustainable features, the freshly built dwelling requires very little energy and heating. “The home is equipped with two solar arrays, a solar water system,  geothermal, LED custom lighting, and Optiwin high performance windows.”

The structure features two levels and a roof terrace that allows the family to enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding hills. The street façade seems a little bit rigid, giving you the feeling that the interior is barely lit. In reality it’s just a good way to add a sense of privacy. Light and warmth play a very important role in the house’s design. The sunlight gently enters through the floor-to-ceiling windows, oriented towards the courtyard. The house’s biggest asset is definitely the roof terrace, where one can enjoy peacefully the enchanting sight. [Photo credit: Steven Begleiter]

  • Roof plan
  • Second floor
  • First floor
  • Courtyard and transparence
  • House view
  • Different textures
  • Bedroom view
  • Mountains
  • Courtyard
  • Connecting Blocks
  • Terrace View
  • Details Wren House
  • Side View
  • Evening View
  • Textures
  • Roof Terrace
  • Wooden interior
  • Colourful kitchen
  • Staircase and books
  • Kitchen with view
  • Hallway
  • Sink
  • Wooden Cladding
  • Cladding
  • Main Entrance
  • Street View
  • House Wren
  • Living Room
  • Stairs
  • Staircase
  • wren residence

One comment

  • Peter Feinmann November 15, 2013 at 19:59 PMLogin to Reply →

    Sustainable homes aren’t always the most beautiful, but this is a great example of how a home can be both. It’s just important to be creative with the layout.