Early Sustainable House


This is a house that both grows out of the landscape and is open to the landscape, emerging from the ledge upon which it is built. Constructed on a wooded lot, it straddles the northernmost part of the site like a line in the earth, delineating the spare cultivated land to the north form the heavily wooded forest to the south. This high-performance house is a model of sustainability, containing radiant heat, multi-zoned air conditioning, low-energy glazing, and low VOC plaster interior finishes that are the core of today’s green LEED thinking.