Local architect Gerrit Baumann’s “goat house” just hit the market for $895,000.
Context: “The lot, deemed unbuildable, was first cleared by our two goats,” Baumann told Axios in 2018 when this home was featured as a finalist for our annual Home of the Year awards.
- “Then 5 years of hard work followed to build this house to the German Passivhaus standard,” he added.
Go deeper: Nominations are open for our sixth annual Home of the Year Award
Why it matters: German Passivhaus is a type of energy-efficient design that reduces one’s carbon footprint, it uses very little energy for heating and cooling.
- “Now we are a part of the great NoDa community, living in our house under a green (vegetative) roof, that consumes half of what Duke Energy defines as energy efficient,” Baumann said.
Zoom in: The home was also featured in the 2022 Mad About Modern home tour hosted by the Charlotte Museum of History.
Layout: The 2,292-square-foot home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms that blend style and functionality seamlessly.
- Other features include an open floor plan, expansive windows, brick walls, a partial brick exterior, plus concrete and plank flooring.
- The contemporary-styled home lets a lot of natural light in through its large windows.
Flashback: Another featured home, showcasing work from some of the city’s talented architects, from our Home of the Year series was recently listed in Quail Hollow.
Jodi Sosna and Ann Welchans with Progressive Urban Real Estate have the listing.
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