ROMNEY SOLAR HOUSE

An Alexandria couple purchased land with a view of Old Rag Mountain in Rappahannock County Virginia. They then wanted a weekend house that would not freeze should the power fail while the house was unoccupied.

 

Burying the small house half in the hillside and orienting it to the sun a passive solar design was achieved that would not allow the house to drop below 45 degrees during the coldest weather, without the electric heater running.

 

Later, a small artist studio would be added to the east providing an equally sunny studio and small office retreat from the house.

ROMNEY SOLAR HOUSE -  SOUTWEST

This is a weekend residence built to take advantage of the sun and views south of Old Rag Mountain.