A Sociable, Passive Solar Home and Kitchen

Designed around a large, people-friendly kitchen area, this passive solar home in Asheville, North Carolina, really shines.

The Larsons’ “sociable kitchen” incorporates a sofa and a small table—an extension of the countertop—for maximum hangout potential. This allows comfortable distance for conversation, yet keeps guests out of the busy cook’s way.
Gil Stose