Gananoque Lake Road House - The master bathroom is flooded with natural light and boasts separate soaker tub and glassed-in shower.  The bright blue mosaic tiles give a punch of colour.

Gananoque Lake Road House - The master bathroom is flooded with natural light and boasts separate soaker tub and glassed-in shower. The bright blue mosaic tiles give a punch of colour.

Gananoque Lake Road House - The great room is kept cool in the summer by a deep roof overhang on the south side of the house.  The high-level windows on the north promote cross-ventilation ensuring the space is always comfortable.

Gananoque Lake Road House - The great room is kept cool in the summer by a deep roof overhang on the south side of the house. The high-level windows on the north promote cross-ventilation ensuring the space is always comfortable.

Gananoque Lake Road House - The 8 foot high front door is triple-glazed with a fiber-glass frame.  The open riser stairs take visitors from the front entry to the great room above.

Gananoque Lake Road House - The 8 foot high front door is triple-glazed with a fiber-glass frame. The open riser stairs take visitors from the front entry to the great room above.

Gananoque Lake Road House - The large front entry is flooded with natural light from above.  The 15 foot long closet is enclosed with custom-made doors made from wood harvested on the property.  The oak treads on the stairs also come from the property.

Gananoque Lake Road House - The large front entry is flooded with natural light from above. The 15 foot long closet is enclosed with custom-made doors made from wood harvested on the property. The oak treads on the stairs also come from the property.

Gananoque Lake Road House - The massive back deck connects the second floor living spaces with the rock outcropping.  A great place to spend warm summer days and evenings. Note the solar thermal on the roof.

Solares’ passive ventilation techniques keep the house cool during summer thereby eliminating the use of air conditioning.

Gananoque Lake Road House - The great room features a large kitchen, dining and living spaces with a polished concrete floor.  In the back corner a wood stove brings warm and cheer to the room on cold winter nights.

Gananoque Lake Road House - The great room features a large kitchen, dining and living spaces with a polished concrete floor. In the back corner a wood stove brings warm and cheer to the room on cold winter nights.

Gananoque Lake Road House - The rock outrcropping rises out from under the screened porch.  The screens slide on tracks enabling them to be opened or closed at a moment's notice.

Gananoque Lake Road House - The rock outrcropping rises out from under the screened porch. The screens slide on tracks enabling them to be opened or closed at a moment's notice.

Gananoque Lake Road House - The guest bedroom wing, located below the great room has two bedroom and a large bathroom reconnect by a long corridor that serves as an "art gallery".

Solares Architecture's passive solar house design is approached with natural cross ventilation to ensure energy efficient, cost-effective and sustainable homes.

Gananoque Lake Road - The inverted design of this home features living spaces on the second floor that connect to a massive rock outcropping. Passive ventilation and shading techniques keep the house cool in the summer, eliminating the need for air conditioning. The concrete floors and walls act as a thermal mass, steadying the indoor air temperature. After five summers living in the house, the owners have never recorded indoor temperatures warmer than 26°C.

Solares Architecture's passive solar house design is approached with natural cross ventilation to ensure energy efficient, cost-effective and sustainable homes.

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