PAF Architecture, LLC

PAF Architecture, LLC

Cannon Falls Residence

Before there was LEED for Homes or MN GreenStar, the pioneering owners of this unique new home in Cannon Falls, Minnesota set out to build a very resource efficient and sustainable home. Designed in 2004 and built the following year, the house mixes a familiar farmhouse-like charm with green technology – such as: insulated concrete exterior walls (ICFs), geothermal heat pump, in-floor radiant heat, rainwater collection and storage in below-garage cistern, solar water heating, south-facing humidity-controlled ‘tropic room’ for winter gardening, HC accessible main level with convalescence bedroom, biomass stove, rain garden landscaping and others.