Lower Saddle

North Island | Family House
Lower Saddle Passive House

This high-performance home, located on the rural outskirts of North Auckland, is a stunning example of a home designed to Passive House standards. It was designed and is owned by Joe Lyth from Respond Architects, with the aim of providing a better living environment for a growing family, free from cold, dampness, and mould.

One of the key features of the home is its optimised STIEBEL ELTRON WWK 302 heat pump, which provides energy-efficient hot water for the household. The LWZ 180 heat recovery ventilation unit is another great feature of the home, which helps achieve an impressive airtightness of 0.38 at an average of 50 pascals, well below the required 0.6 for Certified Passive House status.

Beyond the impressive technical features of the home, it is also nestled in picturesque surroundings, offering a peaceful and serene atmosphere for the family. The rural outskirts of North Auckland offer a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, while still being close enough to access all necessary amenities.

Overall, this high-performance home is an excellent example of how modern homes can be designed to provide both technical excellence in energy efficiency and a comfortable living environment for families. It is clear that a lot of thought and care went into the design and construction of this beautiful home, and it is sure to be appreciated by its owners for years to come.

  • Lower Saddle Passive House
  • Lower Saddle Passive House
  • Lower Saddle Passive House
  • Lower Saddle Passive House
Products WWK 302 Hot Water Heat Pump
LWZ 180 Heat Recovery Ventilation

Installer Enveloped
Architect Respond Architects
Photos Dan Scott Photo | Enveloped