The Pond House At Ten Oaks Farm

The Pond House At Ten Oaks Farm, Hammond Building, Louisiana Residence, Images

The Pond House

Zero Energy Retreat in United States of America – design by Holly & Smith Architects

age updated 8 Oct 2016 with new photos ; 18 Aug 2015

The Pond House At Ten Oaks Farm in Hammond

Design: Holly & Smith Architects

Location: Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, USA

Pond House in Hammond

The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm is a 1,250 square foot, net zero energy retreat located on a 15.5 acre site near Hammond in Southeast Louisiana.

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The three-story structure sits over the edge of a pond and overlooks a peninsula of ten oak trees that stretch out into the middle of the pond. The Pond House features an outdoor area on the first floor including a fireplace and outdoor kitchen.

Pond House in Hammond

The second level houses a living room, kitchen, and dining room that are completely open with panoramic views to the surrounding landscape, and a master suite with an outdoor terrace on the third level overlooks the property.

Pond House in Hammond

A single-sloping roof sheds rainwater into the pond while also allowing maximum sun exposure for solar panels. The form juts out at a 14 degree angle towards the water and the roof sits perpendicular to the structure.

Pond House in Hammond

This angle is carried through the house to create a striking contrast between elements such as the kitchen millwork and floor to ceiling windows in the living and dining room.

Pond House in Hammond

Pond House in Hammond

The facade consists of limestone textured stucco, opaque tongue and groove polycarbonate panels, and two transparent volumes that project out of the second floor blending the residence seamlessly into the landscape.

Pond House in Hammond

Transparent surfaces reveal a heavy timber frame and also allow the building to become an observation tower offering views to much of the site.

Pond House in Hammond

At night, the three-story volume comes alive as a glowing lantern emerging from the landscape magically illuminating the water.

Pond House in Hammond

Pond House in Hammond

The Pond House achieves net zero energy capability through active systems employing a high efficiency heating and cooling system, solar energy, spray foam insulation for a tight building envelope, energy star equipment, and LED lighting throughout.

Pond House in Hammond

Along with utilizing active systems, the Pond House also features passive strategies to achieve a sustainable design through operable windows for cross ventilation, north-south building orientation, natural day lighting, shading strategies, reclaiming materials, landscaping designed for solar and wind changes through the seasons, and managing rainwater onsite.

Pond House in Hammond

Since its completion, The Pond House has been generating instead of consuming energy. Within the mission of creating a sustainable design, this residence is an example that proves energy efficient houses can be comfortable, luxurious places to live.

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The Pond House is a place where family and friends can come together. From swinging out by the lake, to hanging out on the terrace, or having an acoustic jam session by the fire, The Pond House offers many avenues of engaging in culture, adventure, relaxation, and observation inside and out.

Pond House in Hammond

The Pond House – Building Information

Location: Hammond, Louisiana
Completion Date: 2015

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