The Homoly Residence epitomizes green building. Spearheading the Kansas/Missouri high-performance building movement, owners Andrew and Catherine Homoly have incorporated the height of technological advancement and responsible building in their personal home.
The architecture, layout and overall vision of this home represents years of planning and dreaming on the part of its owners. Andy hopes that this traditionally-styled home will help prove to skeptics that energy efficient, high-performance structures do not have to look modern or modular as some assume, nor does this style of building have to break the bank. Technology and construction materials have advanced to meet the demands of even the most traditional styles. Home Tours are available upon request.Inspired by the homes of Charleston, owner and mother of four Cathy Homoly wanted to bring some of the traditional southern flavor to Kansas City. This is evident in the long approach to the home down a curvy drive, the white-siding and grand two-story columns, the open air front porch, black louvered shutters, and even the Georgian symmetry of the home.
“This is our forever home, where our children will grow up, so we chose materials that would last. We wanted it to be warm and welcoming and we wanted to set an example for our kids about being responsible in how you live. So, we added reclaimed materials like our hardwood floors, which also give the home a sense of history and continuity, and recycled materials like our glass backsplash. And I love that the high-performance emphasis promotes creating a healthy environment, like with low VOC paint. My favorite green feature of our home is the air exchanger; We expect our allergies to improve and I have peace of mind knowing my kids are breathing cleaner air,” she said.
The construction process is complete, and the residence is on track to earn LEED Platinum, NAHB Emerald, and Energy Star 3.0 designations.
Residential features include renewable and alternative power sources, rainwater catchment systems, energy monitoring, LED lighting, energy star appliances, and components necessary to create a tight thermal envelope.