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Awarded 2015 Honorable Mention Award for Design Excellence by the American Institute of Architects Central MA Chapter 

A familiar vocabulary of traditional forms and materials slants gently toward the sun and views up the Slocum River. The cantilevered roof and upper storey shelter the south-facing glass from high summer sun.


The concrete floor absorbs energy from low winter sun during the daytime to release it at night. Walls of exposed studs inside are wrapped and sealed with a continuous plane of insulation applied outside the structural sheathing.


This simple house manifests some of the highest virtues to which we aspire in our work: Honesty, Humility, Dignity, Frugality.


Builder: Hallett "Scoop" Jones 

Design team: Tim Hess-Design Principal, Nathan Sawyer, Justin Mellowall for DSA Architects 

Photography: Tim Hess 

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