By Susan Christian Tucked away on a private wooded lot on a hillside, this home – simply named “Unplugged” – was built to take advantage of the serenity of the surrounding environs. The clients came to Meadowlark wanting to build a home that would take them away from the demands of their busy work schedules – a place to retreat and rejuvenate their bodies and minds, a place to to unplug from the day-to-day stresses of their job demands. They also wanted a home that would be built to last, easy to maintain, and ultra-energy efficient. In addition, from travel worldwide and from family heirlooms handed down, they had objets d’art they hoped to incorporate into the design in order to properly display the art for all to enjoy. The clients’ grandmother was a renowned artist in Korea and pieces of her embroidered artistry act as key focal points in several of the rooms. This Asian-inspired home is not only aesthetically striking, but it is also full of features that make the home super resource-efficient and easy to maintain. Superior wall foundations, SIP walls and roof, geothermal heating and cooling, radiant floor heat, and renewable finishes are just a few of the components that will keep this home beautiful, healthy, and energy efficient for many years to come. Natural prairie grass vegetation with landscaping that is maintenance-free makes this home easy on the eyes and easy to enjoy both inside and out. You can come and see this home along with 14 other homes during the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater (BRAG) Ann Arbor’s Parade of Homes on June 20 – 22, 2014. For more information please visit http://meadowlarkbuilders.com/events/. And…if you do go on the Tour, we would love to hear your thoughts. We hope you think this home is as special as we do!