Welcome to the future of housing. Looks like a normal house but it doesn’t act like one. From a super insulated and air-tight envelope to the elimination of all indoor combustion appliances, this house completely eliminates on-site pollution other than methane from its inhabitants. But even so the air is always fresh inside because of the Energy Recovery Ventilator or ERV that is constantly running pulling those odors out and bringing in fresh HEPA filtered air right back in to replace it.
But enough about the technical features! Let’s look at the design. To start with this is an urban infill project with ridiculous zoning requirements that leave the property with a minimal amount of buildable area. In order to make the property more attractive to a wider variety of potential buyers this duplex feels more like a single family home with a basement unit. The single family home on top is a 3 bedroom / 3 bathroom two story house and the garden unit is a one bedroom apartment.