Project: Solar Green Living Farmhouse, White Mountains, NH
Industries: Residential Inland
Sited in a gentle valley with breathtaking views of New Hampshire's Mt. Chocorua, this unique home pays homage to the farmhouse that had occupied the site since 1788 while employing technological elements that place it firmly in the 21st century. Regretfully, the original farmhouse had deteriorated significantly and the structure could not be saved. A strong force driving the design and construction of the home was the owners' steadfast commitment to sustainable building practices and the use of local materials and local craftsmen. The goal of the project was to integrate modern energy efficiencies into the structure while maintaining the architectural farmhouse vernacular. The home is a successful synthesis of old-world values and modern technology, executed in a thoughtful, deliberate manner that proves that green can be beautiful.
Note: Winner of 2008 AIANH Merit Award