Jewel Lake Home

This single story rancher is in camp on a very private lake in the west Sagle area. Horizontal “hardi cement” plank siding creates both a fire resistant and ideal paint grade exterior medium. Ample deck facing the private lake and a covered entry porch make for a warm welcoming. Cherry wood flooring, pigmented lacquer cabinets and a pine ceiling compliment a slate entry and a custom master bathroom with a large walk-in shower and jetted tub. This lake front property created some very challenging drainage issues with seasonal mountain run-off. This house has a very sophisticated “ground source” heat pump; a proprietary liquid medium is pumped through a series of six foot deep trenches pulling latent heat right out of the earth. This Glycol based liquid is returned back to the heat exchanging air-handler, and both heating and cooling needs are met very efficiently and naturally; via forced air. This cutting edge technology meets the home’s heating and cooling loads not only with a cost effective approach, but also a reduced carbon foot print.