This custom built R2000 energy efficient home of 3500 ft² was built on the water’s edge and had all room views of the river. Large oak and cedar trees were selectively maintained to help with shade and solar gains and gave a private setting to the grand stepped interior elevations. A large sunroom, pool and stepped deck surround gave entertaining friends an elegant yet fun atmosphere. Walls were 12” thick for R40 insulation and ceiling R60 with air-tight vapour barriers. An HRV (heat recovery system) exchanged fresh air constantly and was preheated through the unit by outgoing stale heated air. Mechanical HVAC (heat/cooling) is through geothermal style ground source renewable water loop system. The attached (heated) 750 ft² and detached 660 ft² garages added to the vehicle/workshop storage function of this residence.