Roger recently completed a complete renovation of the third floor of his home, Moon River, originally built in the 1830’s. Like his home building projects, many materials and features of the new space were chosen with the objective of minimizing its impact on the Earth’s resources. The original slate roof was replaced with Eco-Star roofing, a slate replacement with a 50 year warranty and an Energy Star product. Beneath the roof the entire undersurface and the interior walls and floors were very well insulated. Two to three inches of closed cell foam was sprayed on all surfaces creating a very strong and heat resistant barrier between the roof and the sheet rock. Inside, no VOC paints were selected and the Caribbean Heart Pine flooring was reclaimed from a sunken ship in the islands. A Kohler low-volume toilet was chosen. The heating and cooling system was the smallest made and a SEER of 13. A ultra-efficient, German, Buderus boiler was chosen which heats a stainless steel domestic hot water tank for the hot water use. Natural gas is back up but solar panels supply the primary source of hot water.
The project was designed by Jeff Easter of Jeff Easter Contsruction. Tammye Van Clief was the interior designer who created the Zen-Spa theme as envisoned by Roger, Jeff and Tammye. Rob Johnson and Barry Bryant were in charge of the construction over the four month period ending in late July. See for yourself how it turned out.