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.
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.
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.
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