Highpoint House

Caledon, Ontario, Canada
Location
  • Caledon, Ontario, Canada
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Farmhouse
  • Year
  • 2014
  • Square Feet
  • 3000
  • Lot Size
  • 25 acres
  • This project page was created by community member Solares Architecture

    Located near the Town of Caledon, this 3000sf, 3-storey family home, built by Metz Homes Ltd, is Solares' first double stud construction project. With an impressive EnerGuide rating of 87, the double-stud structure is super insulated and airtight.

    The house sits on a hill on the residents' rural, 25-acre property. The home's design has been tailored to capture morning sun and take advantage of the fabulous views of the property to the south, where deer can often be seen wandering through the fields.

    The exterior load-bearing 2x6 walls are set 4" apart from the interior 2x4 non-load bearing walls. The space between these walls is filled with blown-in cellulose insulation, creating a super insulated shell with an R-value of 50. The foundations are R-30 and the roof is an incredible R-70. This super-insulated shell allows the heating and cooling systems to be minimally sized, making for economical construction and operating costs.

    Highpoint House - Exterior

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    Highpoint House - Entranceway

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    Highpoint House - Great Room

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    Highpoint House - Great Room

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    Highpoint House - Exterior

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    Highpoint House - Exterior

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    Highpoint House - Music Room

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    Highpoint House - Stairs

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    Highpoint House - Exterior

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    Highpoint House - Laundry Room

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    Highpoint House - Master Bedroom

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    Highpoint House - Great Room

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    Highpoint House - Great Room

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    Highpoint House - Stairs

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    Highpoint House - Exterior

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    Solares Architecture
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    Solares is a Toronto-based architecture firm specializing in sustainable residential design. Since our founding by Tom Knezic and Christine Lolley in 2005, Solares has earned a reputation as experts in energy efficiency and building science. Fully licensed by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), we focus on custom residential new builds and major renovations across Ontario. Our complete turnkey process guides you through every stage of creating your custom home, from the first ideas to the final move-in day. We believe the fundamentals of sustainability are passive solar design, an airtight and ultra-insulated building envelope, and quality construction.
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