Newest Sun-Inspired Passive Solar House Plans
These sunny, high-performance homes have been recently added to our overall house plan list where they have "NEW" by their name. Click on the photo of each below to see the plan details.
(Like other SunPlans, they originated from Create-A-SunPlan or Adapt-A-SunPlan services.)
Inspired by another Sun Plan that was designed for aging-in-place, the Acorn is a bright, low-energy home bursting with sun and convenience. Beginning at the east-facing front door, and continuing throughout, windows are carefully placed to admit the right amount of light and heat. The “L” shaped front of the home creates a type of courtyard and gives flexibility to place the home on land with a driveway approaching from the north or east.
The north-facing Cherryview Farm is a slightly smaller, simplified version of Nature’s Corner. With land that has wonderful north views, windows were strategically located to capture scenes of nature as well as to let in the soft north light and increase house cross breezes. Be connected to nature on every side of the home and especially from the extra large southeast screened porch that could be a three season morning or enclosed sun room to increase the home’s solar gain. Enjoy watching summer sunrises from the northeast front porch.
The north-facing Sunshine 6 is a simplified basement version of our easy-to-build Sunshine plan series. It features the same large master suite, open living area and long hearth wall. Attractive “U” shaped stairs that lead to the sunny lower level were added near the side family entry. The side porch faces east for sunny mornings and a cool place on hot afternoons.