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Bovina House

The goal of this project was to build a house that would be energy efficient using materials that were both economical and environmentally conscious. Due to the extremely cold winter weather conditions in the Catskills, insulating the house was a primary concern. The main structure of the house is a timber frame from an nineteenth century barn that has been restored and raised on this new site. The entirety of this frame has then been wrapped in SIPs (structural insulated panels), both walls and the roof. The house is slab on grade, insulated from below. The concrete slab was poured with a radiant heating system inside and the top of the slab was polished and left exposed as the flooring surface. Fiberglass windows with an extremely high R-value were chosen for their green properties. Care was also taken during construction to make all of the joints between the SIPs panels and around window and door openings as airtight as possible. The fact that the house is so airtight along with the high overall insulatory value achieved from the insulated slab, SIPs panels, and windows make the house very energy efficient. The house utilizes an air exchanger, a device that brings fresh air in from outside without loosing heat and circulates the air within the house to move warmer air down from the second floor. Other green materials in the home include reclaimed barn wood used for the floor and ceiling of the second floor, reclaimed wood stairs and bathroom vanity, and an on-demand hot water/boiler system. The exterior of the house is clad in black corrugated aluminum with an aluminum standing seam roof. Because of the extremely cold winter temperatures windows are used discerningly, the three largest windows are on the first floor providing the main living areas with a majestic view of the Catskill mountains.

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December 30, 2014
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they are danish antiques purchased by the owner

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October 17, 2014
sonowa wrote:
What type of wood and stain is on the ceiling. Thank you!
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yes they are the owners midcentury modern chairs that have been reupholstered

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September 23, 2014
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it is from restoration hardware.
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April 14, 2014
Debra Lynch wrote:
What are the bean bag chairs made of and where are they available? - Looking for western type kid friendly bean bag chairs
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leather- restoration hardware
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if you would like to email me your email address can send you a detail of the foundation
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the house is 1950 sq ft.
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December 27, 2013
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No it is 10'-4" to the bottom of the beams on the first floor
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November 14, 2013
manolis23 wrote:
Please tell us who the manufacturer of the furnace is please
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Rais - danish woodstove - vendor: - Mountain Flame in Margaretville, NY
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January 17, 2013
wormus wrote:
Love the chair! Could you tell me the manufactured? Thx
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danish mid century modern chairs from Jared Peterson and Circa Modern /
reupholstered with fabrics from Pollack Associates
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December 1, 2012
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any idea where the ceiling fan is from? Thanks!
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Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
Looks like a Minka Aire Concept, they come in many sizes and colors.
We've installed a lot of them and our clients are quite happy with them.
Here's a link:
:) Rhoda
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niche modern
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August 30, 2012
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Love the accordion wall sconces! Where did you find them?
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Susan Deneau Interior Design
They look like the Robert Abbey scissor arm pharmacy lights?:
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The homeowner and Peck already knew how to work together — as a former interior designer, the client was one of Peck's first bosses when Peck graduated from school. The two kept in touch and remained friends. Although the client ended up switching career paths and becoming a nutritionist, she still has an amazing style that she wanted to exercise in this new house. Table: Restoration Hardware; pendants: Niche Modern
7. Cleaning. Do not underestimate how this may wear on you over time. Washing your dishes in the bathtub might get old after a few weeks. And even with thorough site protection, expect dust to collect around your home. It’s worthwhile to ask your contractor to run an air handler to filter out the dust for the duration of the project.8. Sheetrock. It’s possible to strike a happy medium by staying away from demolition until the Sheetrock phase and then moving back in. By waiting until the Sheetrock is complete, you avoid the messiest, dustiest and noisiest portions of the project. This usually happens two-thirds of the way through a project, and that translates to a possible one-third savings on a rental. But your place will still not be move-in ready.
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Retrofit furniture. If you have a freestanding fireplace and nowhere to house your wood, consider retrofitting a piece of furniture. This bookshelf became a creative way to store wood in this home. Design tip: Most bookcases are only 12 inches deep, so have your wood cut to that length or shorter for a snug and tidy fit.
Considerations. Replacing your home's insulation with a more ecofriendly material is worthwhile only if it betters your home's energy performance. Do your research to make sure your home has the highest R-value for your specific conditions.The fiberglass windows in this ecofriendly project were chosen for their extremely high R-value.

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