New Farmhouse, Marlborough, NH

This house was designed as an energy efficient single family farmhouse which would be part of a family farm compound.  It is a traditional New England farmhouse on the exterior with a modern plan and clean, simple detailing in the interior.  The building envelope was chosen after thoroughly considering issues of farmland productivity and wildlife corridors.  The house plan was designed to allow for informal living, and to accommodate a large home office on the 2nd floor and a weaving studio on the 1st floor that is adjacent to the main living space.  To control the size of the building all the bedrooms were designed to be small but functional.  A screen porch was sited in the plan to allow for views of the mountains to the south and sunsets to the west while keeping it out of view during the long winter season when it will not be used.

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Design Team: S.  Pennoyer, Renee Fair, D. O’Neil

Builder: Tim Groesbeck, Sharon, NH

Structural Engineer:  Ben Tirey, Greenfield, NH

Mechanical Engineer: Kohler & Lewis, Keene, NH

Landscape Design: Jim Heroux, Brown Sardina, Boston, MA Landscape Construction: Chuck Simpson, Dublin, NH

Photographer: Clive Russ, Peterborough, NH