Portfolio: New Homes: Forever Home (2015-17)

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This home design grew out of an intense collaboration with clients who had spent many years thinking about the house they wanted to live in, one they could enjoy now and as they aged, even if aging might mean the loss of physical mobility. With the main living space on a single level, wide doorways and a shaft for a future elevator, as well as kitchen countertops of varying heights, the home needs few if any changes should it need to accommodate a wheelchair user. Until that time, stairs linking the basement level library and attic level guest bedrooms have a comfortable rise and run, and the outdoors is accessible from various levels. It was important to the homeowners that the house would perform well over time. We explored materials and techniques for a building envelope best suited to our climate, employing advanced insulation and air-sealing, and sizing and locating window openings to both take in and protect from sunlight as the seasons change. Using simple but expressive forms and a straightforward material palette, the home sits comfortably its wooded landscape, with every opening framing a special view.

All photographs by John Magor Photography
General Contractor – Stonehaven Homes, Inc.
Interior Design – Merry Powell Interiors

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