Deep energy renovation with straw bale addition


This project was a deep-energy full renovation and addition on a single family home in the beaches area. Durability, quality, energy efficiency, comfort and long lasting beauty were priorities for this extensive renovation and addition on a historical home in dire need of repair.  

The historical front facade was restored. The addition is insulated with straw bales and has a super-insulated ICF foundation. Perlite was used for the underslab in the addition. Along with straw bales, the house is insulated dense pack cellulose. A combination of in-floor radiant heat and re-used original cast iron radiators were installed in new locations. The roof was done with Enviroshake Shingles and a white rubber membrane on the flat roof.

The project includes Passive House windows and an energy recovery ventilator. We used FSC certified lumber and wood products and more environmentally sound choices for adhesives and sealants. 

Architect: Stone’s Throw Design 

Small upstairs room with slopping attic, what side walls, blue wall with window.
Modern kitchen wood cabinets, steel appliances, gas stove.
Bathroom shower with glass doors and sink, golden coloured walls

For more images of this project (by Riley Snelling) see here