Lake Fernan Residence - Passive House Institute Certified

What do you get when you combine a spectacular lake view property with the desire for both contemporary and rustic elements? (He likes contemporary; she likes the warmth of wood.) Add to the mix an innovative architect – Sam Rodell Architect AIA – who was able to take full advantage of the setting while introducing new ideas in construction and methodologies. Top it off with a request for passive house technology and the result, a practical and beautiful home that is highly efficient without sacrificing natural light or the expansive views.

This unique Coeur d’Alene residence overlooking Lake Fernan is the first rammed earth certified passive house project in the world. As the only builder in North Idaho to be designated a PHIUS Certified BuilderSM, we are very proud of how it all came together. Highlights of the project include eye-catching rammed earth walls, German-made high-performance insulating windows and Parklex siding – a European, resin-based, wood paneling – used for much of the exterior.

Read more about this unique home featured in the Summer/Fall 2019 issue of Coeur d’Alene Magazine here.

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