Clean, Hi-Tech Living
Come experience this modern high-tech masterpiece! With its clean lines, monochromatic appointments, and sizable interior program, this home truly serves our treasured clients’ needs and desires well. Its eight bedrooms (two masters) and eight and a half bathrooms coupled with its plentiful and expansive common spaces provide this large three-generation household the perfect milieu to cheerfully harvest family memories for many years to come.
Situated nicely atop a hill in a neighborhood full of eclectic architecture, this home adds another unique design element to the fabric of the neighborhood. Its bountiful windows, many of which are on installed in a contemporary fashion at the corners of rooms, offer direct engagement with the wonderful distant views beyond. And its ideal southern exposure affords this family with abundant ‘free’ energy through its sizable 13.32 kW solar array largely hidden from view at street level – perfect for powering the home and the owners’ electric cars. And if/when the electric grid goes down, the home’s 50 kW generator will keep this family running as usual without ‘skipping a beat.’
On the inside, the center of this home is the dazzling kitchen and its accompanying ‘hidden’ (behind cabinet doors) prep kitchen/pantry perfect for a large family preparing food together simultaneously. As with almost any get-together, family and friends can enjoy three different dining experiences: table height at the built-in banquette, counter height at the island, and bar height on the great room side. And with wonderful sightlines and connectivity to the nearby dining room, voluminous great room, and slightly more rusticated sunroom, mingling flow throughout is an ease. And for special occasions with large gatherings, the expansive window wall between the guest room and sunroom can be fully collapsed to offer even more openness between spaces when needed.
Perhaps one of the most enjoyable spaces in the home is the sitting room just off the master bedroom, which is purposefully located in the most prominent location on the site. This space affords memorable, unobstructed three-sided views from this western Lehigh hillside directly into Bethlehem to the east. Whether enjoying a book or relaxing on a comfortable chaise, taking in the panoramic views or the beautiful glow of the see-through fireplace offers a majestic retreat that is hard to beat.
This home also offers its owners superb digital connectivity with building systems as well as day to day comfort and energy efficiency through the implementation of sound building science strategies in passive design and high-performance active systems. While the finished dwelling delivers fine craftsmanship throughout, even the unfinished mechanical room is detailed with exquisite care.
In closing, we are grateful for the opportunity to craft this truly unique, high-performance, high-tech home for our wonderful clients – a clean modern masterpiece that blends their intriguing design sensibilities with notable energy-efficient principles…and overall, a treasured haven to enjoy for many years to come!