Woodstork Way House -Harris Neck Island-Georgia
Woodstork Way is nestled next to Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge on the southern coast of Georgia. The long narrow plan is on an East West axis and allows light to enter the house from the south and north thru large sliding doors. The program was to reduce the energy by 50 percent from their previous house. A high efficiency air conditioner, icynene insulation, and an insulated crawl space have proved to be effective. Durability for the exterior was priority. Cement siding on rain screen construction and local cypress in mostly covered locations add warmth and long term durability. The interior is long lasting porcelain tile for the floors, FSC bamboo for furniture and cabinets, and local cypress for the ceilings and kitchen. Ventilation during the cooler months is aided with a functioning belvedere and fans.