thanks guys, i think it is a lovely home too! Yes, that is a flowering dogwood by the greenhouse, we have an open floor plan from the kitchen to dining room to living room, hardwood floors on the entire first floor, except the bathroom. Dh had a winter project of designing our eventual house and by the 7th winter/set of plans, we were ready to build and we used those plans. So he mulled these plans over for years. Also, he hated the article. It was not correct that he designed the house to save us from cutting firewood. The entire focus was energy conservation and that was the result of building an energy conserving house.
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