Welcome to SunGarden Houses

We welcome you to Sungarden Houses—with an apology: we've retired from designing and building new houses. However, we do continue to consult and to sell copies of our stock plans.

Our website will continue in its educational function.

SunGarden Houses appears in
these two recent publications:
Visit our Publications page

to view/download the articles.
going green

Going Green: A Wise Consumer's Guide to a Shrinking Planet.
by Sally Kneidel, Ph.D.
& Sadie Kneidel
green from the ground up Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction
by David Johnston
& Scott Gibson

Since 1987 until our recent retirement, we designed and built classic heirloom houses. These houses are passive solar, they employ autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) wall systems, and they are designed with gardens in mind. Our houses cost no more to build than conventional houses. Visit the pages of our site to learn about our services, the advantages of our techniques, and to look at and buy our plans.

a beautiful project

RIVERINE was shown on a recent National Green Home Solar Tour. It was built near Pittsboro NC, and overlooks the beautiful Haw River. Sungarden Houses - Jemison home
View images of the house.

View houseplans and info.

HOLLYHOCK COTTAGE was built near Pittsboro, NC. Learn more...

Our HABITAT PROJECT was shown on the 2010 National Green Home Solar Tour. Read its owner's narrative.
Habitat house