While driving around Kansas City last week, we noticed a house that had an all wooden exterior. (Which was the original intent of snapping a photo of it.) We thought it was all woodsy (that's an official design term by the way) and neat. Once we got the picture into Photoshop, we noticed something else about it.... the lack of windows. Click through
for a close up and a side view.
We zoomed in on the front of the house and noticed that there were two small windows, however oddly placed they may be.
We checked our best friend Google Maps, to see if it came up with anything else. This is the North side of the house, where there again are only a few windows.
The South side of the house however, was where all the windows were hiding. Letting in a nice, soft light, without the harsh setting/rising sun of the East and West.
We like the initiative taken by the architect. They built smart in the first place, instead of building something that blended in traditionally and then having the homeowner figure out how to heat and cool the house as best they can.
How would you feel about living in a home where you only saw your neighbors house and not the street in which you lived on?