Maison du Lac is a Bioclimatic, Passif House built along the edge of a koi carp lake which reflects the sun and moon light on to the private terraces of the 5 apartments
It has a 18m long swimming pool and a childrens play area. The northern side of the building has a traditional provencal mas style, the southern lake side with its large covered terraces and bay windows has more of a tropical colonial feel.
Each 52m2 apartment with its own 18m2 private terrace and Zen garden is styled with an harmonious mix of contemporary and classic. The entrance corridor separates the 2 bedrooms, the shower room and the toilet.
The 22m2 open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area opens out through the wall of bay windows to the generous south facing lake side terrace.
The Bioclimatic concept of a south facing building with covered terraces maximises the suns heat during the winter months and avoids overheating in the summer. The heating and cooling is controlled by an ultra efficient thermodynamic double flux ventilating system, as the apartment is extremely well insulated and airtight the energy consumption will not be more then 15 Kwh/m2/year (about 10 x less than a typical house)
The stylish, well organised fully equipped kitchen will be a pleasure to cook in and in a few seconds the dinning table can be moved from the living area to the terrace to let you enjoy the pleasure of al fresco dinning.
Travertine stone flooring has been used for the whole apartment including the walk in shower and terrace.