Green design is definitely ‘in’ and has been so for a while now. Offering benefits that go beyond just eco-friendly perks smart energy-efficient home design can cut back on your power bills and create a more harmonious interior.
A plan for a home that started out as a traditional New England dwelling in all its splendor soon morphed into a contemporary retreat and an inviting family residence that sits on a lush green lot in Massachusetts. The rests on land that was once home of dense vegetation wetlands and a huge rock ledge.
What was previously the driveway and garage was turned into the new courtyard and a series of stepped terraces and an open central space now welcome you in style. Clad in Pennsylvania bluestone the entrance presents a mere preview into the greater grandeur that lies within the home.
In is one such gorgeous house that relies on its overall form innovative architectural details floor plan and smart ventilation to cut back on its carbon footprint significantly. Designed by Malboeuf Bowie Architecture it is the hand-charred cedar envelope of the residence that gives it a distinctive façade and improved green credentials.
The smart insertion connects the main house with the two new bedrooms at the rear of the lot and turns a classic Melbourne residence with brick façade into a unique and exquisite contemporary dwelling. Designed by Steffen Welsch Architects the rejuvenated home hosts a family of five thanks to the improved and extended living area.