Although the original 455 square foot house has become part of a 2000 square foot house, it is virtually new. This home has the distinction of being the first structure within a historic district in SLC, to get approval for the installation of solar panels. The 8 thermal solar panels provide heat for the radiant floors and all of the domestic hot water. The building incorporates other technologies to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels for heating and cooling, making it a model for older, historic dwellings. The detached, garage structure is designed to accommodate the assembly and water requirements for a “living roof”. The blend of steel, wood, glass and stone complement the modernist take on a historic home.