Foxfire, NC 5 miles W of Pinehurst________Questions welcomed:


Meldrum Ridge Mini Ranch


Residential Indoor Environmental Quality (RIEQ)

(CDC) Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) refers to the quality of a building’s environment in relation to the health and wellbeing of those who occupy space within it.



Climate Control: Balanced temperatures and humidity enhance comfort and minimize health problems.

Ventilation: Studies show that increasing the fresh air supply in a home improves respiratory health.

Contaminant Control: Minimize exposure to volatile organic compounds and airborne particulates such as smoke.

Easy to Clean: Clean homes help reduce pest infestations and exposure to contaminants.

Pest-Free: Appropriate treatment for pest infestations.

Noise management

Lighting: Natural and artificial


Indoor Air Quality & Comfort (IAQ)

Managing Temperature, Humidity, Dust, CO2

On this page, we will share experiencs with new ideas, products and techniques for balancing comfort levels and for maintaining desireable levels of particulates, toxins and any odors.

EPA: "Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns."

We are researching:

Various phase change material (PCM) solutions for thermal balance.

Indoor air quality monitors which now monitor temperatures, humidity, CO2, dust and within the last 5 years have linked to home network systems to take on actives roles in maintaining certain levels.

HVAC's which also have increased abilities to regulate incoming fresh air in a tight home.

Central vacuum systems that will serve to physically remove dust and other particulates from the living area.

Effectiveness of various external venting systems such a specs and when to use range hoods, bathoom and laundry space vents.

VOC's from flooring systems

This is just a partial brainstorming list


The Legacy Begins


The Meldrum Ridge Mini Ranch legacy will begin on this ridge in Mclendon Hills Lake & Equestrian Community.

We celebrate Scottish heritage where ancestors lived in the area around Meldrum House 20 miles NNW of Aberdeen, UK. Meldrum Ridge is to be 20 miles NNW of Aberdeen, NC.

Dogs, Horses & Sun-salutes

CLF Horses & Sofi

English springer spaniel SofiHana learning to tend horses. While the mini ranch will have its own acreage, it will be linked to the Mclendon Hills Equestrian Center by direct access to over 8 miles of bridle trails.

Comfortable & Economical Solar Living

CLF Flowers Herbs eggs

Sun Plans™ French Cowgirl Series are designed to be simple to build and take advantage of passive solar principles. Frequently used rooms, such as living room, kitchen and dining area, are on the southern side for the sun-rays in the winter and relief from the sun in the summer. The garage, laundry room and other areas that are less frequently used are to the northern part of the house, where they will act as winter cold buffers.