Lapointe Architects

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Lake Simcoe House ready for move in!



The stone and timber house is set on a peninsula in Cooks Bay, at the south end of Lake Simcoe. The house includes a 4,000 sq/ft , 9ft high unfinished basement, a three-car garage, a two-bedroom nanny's quarters complete with juliette balcony and two lake facing glazed sun rooms. There is more than 3,000 sq/ft of unfinished attic space, which has a headroom of 16 ft! The Owners plan to move into their waterfront home over the next few weeks, after the contractor completes a small list of outstanding items.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Remember slinkies?



The installation of the geothermal 'slinky' loops for the ground source heat pump is underway at the Fifth Town Cheese Factory. Once the building is operational, a refrigerant liquid will be circulated through the plastic piping and exchange heat with the ground, either extracting it, or releasing it, depending on the season. Other than the electricity to operate the pump, the heat is free. The loops will be buried under two meters of native soils after they have been inspected, so will no longer be visible, except for a slight raised area at one end.

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