Vermont Architect, Bluetime Colaborative, Greenfield porch in the evening, Brattleboro architect

Here are some decent shots of the Greenfield House project which is nearly complete and not a full-on Passive house but did meet the Mass Tier 3 rating requirements. There will be minor things to do over the next year. I will continue to photograph this house over time to improve my photography skills so stay tuned for more. This project was a collaboration with myself, Vermont Architect Robert Swinburne, sometimes known as Bluetime Collaborative and Vermont Natural Homes and Helm Construction Solutions working for VNH

Details:
The house has 16″ thick walls with an empty service cavity so that’s not all insulation, Klearwall windows + a Menk storefront window, custom fabricated steel stairs with live edge cherry treads, local maple floors, Vermont slate tile in the upstairs bath and mudroom, stone countertops from Ashfield stone – (the stone is quarried locally and represents the underlying bedrock in this region) – accurately detailed and proportioned roof trim (to make the house look super classy) a bold front porch made from Vermont white cedar, black three tab shingles ( I HATE architectural shingles). We achieved an airtightness level of .066 – Mike Duclos of DEAP Energy Group did the testing and Mass Tier III certification. Fresh air is supplied by two pair of Lunos through the wall air exchange units from 475 High Performance Building Supply
The overall footprint is 700 s.f. with 600 s.f. per floor on the inside. Visitors report that it feels much larger.

The overall design is intended to be super classy and appeal to both traditionalists and modernists without being overtly stylistically categorizable. I wanted to show that a modern, superinsulated (almost Passive House certifiable) house doesn’t have to look super modern or look like it was designed by an person who only cared about the numbers like so many super high performance houses do. I think we pulled that one off.

Vermont architect, Robert Swinburne, Bluetime collaborative

Vermont architect, Robert Swinburne, Bluetime collaborative

Vermont architect, Robert Swinburne, Bluetime collaborative

Vermont architect, Robert Swinburne, Bluetime collaborative

Vermont architect, Robert Swinburne, Bluetime collaborative

vermont architect, Robert Swinburne, big window interior

Vermont architect, Robert Swinburne, Bluetime collaborative

Vermont architect, Robert Swinburne, Bluetime collaborative

Vermont architect, Robert Swinburne, Bluetime collaborativeVermont architect, Robert Swinburne, Bluetime collaborative

Vermont architect, Robert Swinburne, steel stairs

Robert Swinburne, Vermont Architect

5 Comments

  • Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing. You did a great job on the design (or course!) and getting it to be implemented properly (that’s trickier!). I hope they are very happy living there.

  • Jim Seebold says:

    I LOVE this house!!! It’s a beautiful mix of traditional on the outside and contemporary on the inside. What is price?

  • Dorothy says:

    So welcoming! A wonderful house!

  • Geoff Summa says:

    Bob, Congradulations! It looks great. I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to see it. Maybe someday.
    I’m assuming you meant .66 air changes/hr and not .066? Other that that was there any other PH criteria the house missed on?
    This “look” is what so many potential home owners are telling me they are seeking in a performance residence design.
    Well done!

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