Crested Butte, CO
This home is an example of an alternative residence meeting the demanding regulations of a historic district. There is much more to this home than meets the eye. On the outside, it appears to be a conventionally built dwelling. However, it is a timber framed, clay/straw home integrating numerous renewable energy technologies. In addition to the main house, SmithWorks recycled the remains of a historic homestead cabin to build a garage with office space. Photovoltaic panels, solar hot water, and a Tulikivi masonry stove are used to heat and power the residence. Tulikivi stoves are super efficient; they produce large amounts of heat using minimal wood. It has such a clean burn, it exceeds the toughest emissions standards. This is a distinctive home within the town of Crested Butte, Colorado.