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Awarded 2012 Merit Award in Builder Magazine's Builder's Choice program


Awarded a LEED Silver certification under the US Green Building Council's LEED for Homes Program


Featured in 2010 article as the case-study house in the Green Living Section of New England Home Magazine


United by a common wildflower meadow and designed to entice distant family members into holiday and vacation time together, each of these little buildings serves an autonomous function in place of the very big house they might together have become. A two-bedroom studio and a four-bedroom cottage embrace the central meadow. Facing South over the meadow, a deep covered porch shields the central great room from summer sun. A three-car garage shapes the entry court and hosts a large solar array.


Extremely tight and well-insulated thermal envelopes ("You could heat this place with a match").Fit-to-party flexibility. 

High-efficiency electric heat pumps.



Designed by DSK Architects: Mark Schmid, Tim Hess, Marshall McClean

Builder: The Howland CompanyGreen

Building Consultant: Marc Rosenberg

HVAC Consultants: Allied Engineering 

Photography: Peter Vanderwarker

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