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Triple-paned Glass Windows
Passive Solar Energy
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)
Moonacy is more than just an addition; it's a 3200 SF masterpiece seamlessly integrated into a late 1950s house in the western suburbs of Minneapolis. This project, driven by values of ENERGY, SOCIAL, and WATER, transforms the dwelling into a harmonious blend of aesthetics, functionality, and environmental consciousness.
The addition introduces a 3-car garage and a spacious music room tailored for the country songwriter owner. Positioned behind the existing house, the new structure rises to a breathtaking 22-foot ceiling, creating an expansive ambiance. A strategically designed wall of triple-paned glass windows frames panoramic views of the courtyard, koi pond, and the tranquil lake beyond.
Every element of Moonacy's design is deliberate. Angled walls, exposed wood, and metal trusses contribute not only to the visual allure but also serve a functional purpose. The music room, with its design finesse, becomes a space engineered to amplify sound, offering a haven for artistic inspiration. Simultaneously, the architecture harnesses passive solar energy, reflecting the commitment to sustainable living.
Beyond the structural brilliance lies a profound understanding of the social aspect of living. Moonacy is not just a residence; it's a haven for connection. The thoughtful design encourages inhabitants to gather, share music, and revel in the natural beauty surrounding them. The courtyard, with its picturesque views, becomes a stage for shared moments and social bonds.
The inclusion of a koi pond adds a touch of tranquility to Moonacy. This water feature isn't just an aesthetic choice; it embodies the WATER value, creating a serene oasis that harmonizes with the natural environment. It's a testament to the project's commitment to incorporating sustainable elements that enhance both living spaces and the ecosystem.