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Beacon Hill Passive House

Kansas City, Mo


Custom singe-family residence


3,300 Sf





General Contractor

Kala Performance Homes

The first PassiveHaus certified single family residence in Missouri

Project Description

Featured in Design KC, Spring 2023, “Live + Stay + Play”, pg. 70

Featured on 2023 KC Design Week “Homes By Architects Tour”

The Beacon Hill Residence showcases the collaborative effort between architect, client and builder to achieve a home that is aesthetically warm and refined and functionally performing at the highest possible level.

Located in the revitalized Beacon Hill Neighborhood of Kansas City, this home was designed for a young family invested in building a durable and comfortable space offering improved indoor air quality and enhanced environmental controls. Implementing Structurally Insulated Panel (SIP) wall construction, uPVC triple pane windows, mechanically controlled continuously filtered fresh air system, and low energy heating and cooling systems, the home is positioned on the lot to capture the view of downtown Kansas City while preserving privacy. Extensive roof overhangs provide shaded cover at the entry porch and reduce summer solar infiltration into the west facing glazing. Collaborating extensively with the builder, KALA High Performance Homes, this home is the first PHIUS (PassiveHaus) single family residence certified in Missouri, and is also Department of Energy Net Zero Ready, EPA Indoor airPlus, and solar and electric vehicle charge ready.

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