Shortlisted for a national architectural award in recognition of its environmental credentials, Elim House near Mylor is a cutting edge carbon neutral eco-house – but to the young family who live there it is simply home.
Justin Dodge, managing director of Truro-based CSA Architects, had lived in the existing house on the site of his family’s new house for six years – and wanted to replace it with a sustainable, carbon neutral family home that would be as ‘off grid’ as possible. But unlike many environmentally-friendly building features which are hidden away like an ugly and unwanted family heirloom, Justin wanted people to be able to see the home’s eco elements.
“We are so happy with the end result, and living with the design, it has seriously enriched our quality of life. It is such a wonderful endorsement in my profession, to have this experience and to be able to passionately convey how a bespoke, well-designed home can significantly improve everyday life.’
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