Quarter acre lot in Greenfield, MA. Land needed to be cleared.
Materials and Design Strategy
Sheathing: Zip Wall and Roof. Siding" Western Red Cedar, T&G, 1x6. Roof: Exposed fastener ribbed metal, ivory. Exterior Trim: Cypress, except for soffit which is pine. Flooring 1st Floor: Scrap stone countertop. Flooring 2nd Floor: Spruce 2x6, T&G. Ceilings: Lightrock Drywall 50% and #3 T&G Grade pine 50%. Porch Deck: Pressure treated southern pine. Porch and entryway: Local Black Locust.
Special architectural measures:
Passive design allows home to be 100% solar heated on sunny winter days. Indoor build-in laundry drying eliminates need for dryer. Open floor plan with additional opening between floors hot air from heat pump to convect to second floor. Large deciduous tree on west side of house reduces cooling load but has minimal impact on wintertime solar gain or roof solar access. Air Intake for HRV on southern wall to take advantage of sun. Heat pump condenser located on southwest corner to improve energy efficiency. White roof reduces cooling load. Advanced framing strategies reduced wood content of exterior walls to 8.3%. Mudroom and pantry are airsealed from the home, so with the door shut the conditioned volume drops by about 550 cubic feet.