chris price designs ultra-efficient home in park city hillside
all images © douglas burke
the ‘summit house’ sits nestled into the hills of park city, utah; designed by architect chris price, of park city design + build. intended to have the smallest energy footprint possible, price constructed the dwelling to the rigorous stipulations of utah’s passive house standards.
placed on a plot with a steep 45 degree slope, it was necessary to take full advantage of limited views which range from short, highly wooded areas, to panoramic views of the uinta mountain range in the east. framing and ventilation design was crucial in the attempt to withhold performance standards. the 2,300ft2 house has a radiant heating system with heat recovery ventilation. triple pane glass from colorado-based zola windows was used to ensure heat loss was virtually non-existent. in addition, ‘summit house’ features 16in thick walls, four bedrooms, and is clad with hot-rolled steel plating.
13′ x 14′ master bedroom
private master bedroom patio
detail of hot-rolled steel plating