Project DescriptionThis project is a winner in the 2017 AIA Housing Awards in the One and Two Family Custom Housing category.
FROM THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
This 3,000-square-foot home is on a 283-acre family farm of rolling hills in rural Pennsylvania. Care was taken to minimize disturbance to the land and leave it in its natural state, including old rock walls found throughout the property. The stone used at the base of the house is Pennsylvania bluestone/field stone. The house features large moveable shutters which cool the house while allowing excellent daylighting, and lowers the ambient temperature by as much as 20 degrees during summer months. Heat is provided via a ground source radiant heating system that is backed up with a wood-fired boiler. The wood for the boiler is collected from ‘deadfall’ in the surrounding woods on the farm. A tertiary back up heating system is provided by the wood stove which circulates warm air throughout the house. The house is pre-wired for a future solar array to be installed on the white metal roof.