This duplex was the first CHBA certified Net Zero building in the Kootenays, and one of the first in British Columbia.

The ambition for this inspirational build was a house that was as sustainable as it was beautiful. Walls were double studded for insulation and clean air filters were installed to maximise air quality throughout. Exterior sidings were constructed from Shou Sugi Ban, a Japanese style of burning wood that results in a stunning aesthetic and fire resistant finish.

Morley Mountain Homes designed the interior with an emphasis on modernity and sustainability. Dynamic lines, white expanses and natural finishes were balanced with captivating splashes of colour and statement furniture. A herringbone floor and steel staircase lent further character, and floor to ceiling windows seamlessly synthesised the beautiful mountain landscape with the living space inside.   

The house was a ‘top 5′ finalist for the 2021 Canadian Home Builders’ Association national award for housing excellence in the Net Zero category, and won the Canadian Home Builders’ Association national award for ‘Best Custom kitchen over 230 sq. ft.’

LocationShoreacres, BCTeamPhil Morley, Morley Mountain Homes (Owner/Builder), Victoria Morley, Morley Mountain Homes (Owner/Interior Designer), SOA (Architect), 3West Building Energy Consultants Inc. (Energy Advisor), Effistruc (Structural), Oso Renewable Energy (Solar design and supply)Year2019StatusPhase 1 complete