There are many ethical decisions that human beings make with respect to the environment.
Valerie valued organic, ethical and sustainable practices and incorporated her beliefs in maintaining her land and building her home.
You will see the beauty of her creation and sense the impact that intentional living has on our collective health, when you enter The Living Sanctuary.
The primary wood supports of the house are from a century-old reclaimed barn.
The floors are reclaimed chestnut wood.
The walls are constructed of foot thick Durisol block – made from 80% recycled wood. No dry wall material was used and all walls are covered with American Clay plaster and have a beautiful soft palette of natural colors.
High efficiency geothermal heating and cooling is used, as well as radiant floor heat.
The kitchen is equipped with state of the art energy efficient appliances, and boast a fifteen foot labradorite / granite countertop. Guest may bring food and drink and enjoy time gathered in the kitchen or may choose to have meals catered.
With the work of local artist and craftsmen, Kaviar Forge of Louisville, KY and Westport Cabinets of Westport, KY, wood and iron features are prominent and create a one-of-a-kind look and experience.
The Living Sanctuary is nearly 5,000 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, three full and two half baths. There is a spacious sunroom and basement for larger groups to gather, as well as the loft area for smaller groups / break-out sessions. The walk-out basement features a covered patio with comfortable seating and views of the surrounding meadows and forest.
Overnight sleeping accommodations include four twin sized beds, one queen size bed and multiple deluxe sleeper sofas and chairs.
Photos by John Nation