Cape Cod Hemp House
First of its kind hemplime-insulated shingle-clad house for a healthier, more comfortable indoor environment. With 50% lower material carbon emissions than conventional construction the house will be a model for lower-carbon, petroleum foam-free construction going forward. C.H. Newton Builders.
All-electric house consisting of two long 18’ wide gable forms sit next to each other with a 9’ overlap. One end contains living spaces; the other end contains bedrooms. The simple forms and low profile minimize the intrusion on what has been a field for 200+ years. The siding is locally cut eastern white pine; the roofing is common 5-V Crimp galvalume, both materials common to local barns and agrarian buildings. Kinsella Building Co.
Construction is nearing completion on this cottage in Woods Hole, MA. It’s tucked into a steep hillside in a neighborhood of other small cottages. In contrast to the closed east side, facing the road and courtyard, the west side, with full height glass walls, opens to distant views of the water. Highland Builders.
Jim's new chicken coop for the expanded flock! A happy chicken lays more eggs. Raccoon proof. Attached garden and garden shed. Jeremy Ray, Builder
Under construction. A new small house on a small lot. Two simple and familiar house forms create varied interior and exterior spaces. Granville Builders.
Woodstock, VT country house currently on the boards. Due for 2023 construction.
A 200’ long granite ledge runs N/S on the site. A previous 70’s house was placed directly on the ledge, running N/S and completely obscuring the granite outcrop. The new house bisects the ledge at a right angle, providing long open glass areas to the south and an entry court to the north. A super-insulated envelope, all-electric mechanical equipment, and 19kW solar array will allow this house to be at or near net zero energy. Granville Builders, Builder. Interior finish by Owner.
Hunt House, Block Island
Informal living overlooking Scotch Beach on Block Island. The inverted plan provides top floor living, dining, and roof deck spaces with panoramic ocean views. The client's keen understanding of the site inform the outdoor living spaces providing spaces with ample light and air while also providing shelter from the strong ocean wind. Functional sliding shutters add to the small compound's rugged and durable appeal. Breaks ground 2023.