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Sustainable Passive Solar Country House w/ 2-Car Garage (HQ Plans & 3D Concepts)

Sustainability is key to the future. That’s why this two-story gambrel house layout is intended to enhance passive solar gain and provide energy efficiency. The sun’s path is from east-south-west. To make use of all the windows, big windows are directed towards the south. 

Size Beds Baths Stories Cars
2,488 sq. ft. 2-3 2.5 2 2
Style: Barndominium

The front porch leads to the entrance. It acts as a screening zone for strangers. At the entrance, an arch wall welcomes inside the house. A powder room is located in the entrance foyer with a coat hanger closet on the other side. Perspectives from the entryway extend all the way to the rear of the property. The family room, dining room, and kitchen are planned in an open concept layout. All of them benefit from the solar side windows. The dining room gives access to the outside patio.

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Floor Plans

Main level floor plan of the Sustainable Passive Solar Country House with a 2-car garage, porch, family room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast area, mudroom, and patio.
Main level floor plan of the Sustainable Passive Solar Country House.
Second level floor plan of the Sustainable Passive Solar Country House with a dressing closet, 2 bedrooms, master bathroom, and master bedroom.
Second level floor plan of the Sustainable Passive Solar Country House.

The kitchen has plenty of counter space, and a service station allows you to entertain guests as you prepare. More traditional meals can be given in the light-filled dining space, while more relaxed dinners can be offered in the breakfast bar.

look at the mudroom, which is a terrific location for reducing waste in the central part of the house. It has drawers and a dumping table with a charging station. Another wonderful feature is the constructed recycling center, which is approachable from both the side entrance and the garage. The two-car garage has independent parking with overhead doors. The gambrel roof adds a distinct touch to the house. With its sharp sloping roof, it maximizes space and helps to shred down snow and rain.

Angled front-right view of the Sustainable Passive Solar Country House.
Angled front-right view of the Sustainable Passive Solar Country House.

All the rooms are located upstairs. The biggest one is the master bedroom. It is no less than a high market bedroom. It has a 9’ x 19’ massive walk-in closet space. The bathroom also gives a luxurious vibe. It has a spa tub, twin vanities, a shower space, and a toilet. The other two rooms share the common washroom area located in the hallway. One is already a bedroom and the other can be converted into a bedroom. The stairs go up to an attic. Storage won’t be a problem in this house. 

Size Beds Baths Stories Cars
2,488 sq. ft. 2-3 2.5 2 2
Style: Barndominium

Note: this home may be constructed using metal framing, however, you should always consult your local architect-engineer and receive professional evaluation if such an option is feasible for this plan and your local building codes.

Real-Life or 3D Concept Examples

Angled rear-left view of the Sustainable Passive Solar Country House.
Angled rear-left view of the Sustainable Passive Solar Country House.
Main level floor plan of the Sustainable Passive Solar Country House with a 2-car garage, porch, family room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast area, mudroom, and patio.
Main level floor plan of the Sustainable Passive Solar Country House.
Second level floor plan of the Sustainable Passive Solar Country House with a dressing closet, 2 bedrooms, master bathroom, and master bedroom.
Second level floor plan of the Sustainable Passive Solar Country House.

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