Still in progress - this was a collaboration. Our client had purchased Chief Architect® and wanted to be coached through some remaining design decisions and have us do the construction documents. It's quite a ways up in Maine, so it might be awhile before we can get some interior shots - but there should be some good ones. This design has a very dynamic interior. (Maybe if we're REALLY nice to Carol and Roger, they'll send a few interior snapshots...)
Category: New Homes
Just because we're still young-enough-at-heart to think lots of snow is cool:
Notice those nice beefy cantilever trusses sticking out sideways at the far right? Those are so the porch roof is self-supporting, making posts optional, which in turn makes shoveling potentially much easier. It's also a contemporary move for a contemporary house. You'll also see that the trusses don't meet in a point at the eaves - this is called an "energy heel" and allows for better insulation at the eaves - to avoid ice dams. Did we mention this house is in 85 pounds per square foot snow territory? For comparison, Portsmouth NH is only 50 pounds per square foot.