Southern Pines is a 4586 sq.ft. home designed with heating and cooling in mind. The original Southern Pines was built in North Carolina, where heat and humidity are a big issue. Because Enertia homes are designed to last for many generations, in this era of global warming we now include cooling features in all Enertia homes.
Southern Pines is a modified "saltbox" with the two story section to the North. As with all Enertia homes, the gable wall is solid timber from bottom to top.
The Greatroom is open to the kitchen and entry and can be opened to the sunspace.
The dining area is part of the greatroom and ajoins the sunspace, screened porch and kitchen.
Custom hardwood cabinets were made by a local cabinet-maker. Soapstone slabs are used for countertops
A full-width sunspace opens off the greatroom with a formal quarry tile floor.
The top of the sunspace is open to the attic for winter-time heat distribution and summer-time ventilation.
The sunspace narrows to a gallery at the bedroom end, allowing a walkout deck off the bedroom.
Grates in the sunspace floor complete the airflow loop.
Enertia designed and manufactured custom ballusters for this Southern Pines.
The loft with balcony overlooks the greatroom/dining area below.
The balcony features a continuation of the custom rail design.
The screened porch adjacent to the dining room serves as a breakfast/lunch area six months of the year. Skylights in the screened porch roof allow extra daylight to enter the kitchen and dining area.