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Bovina House entry

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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November 20, 2014
stephenssmith wrote:
Steve Where did u get the barn wood or is not real wood
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it is wood treated with a stain paint wash to look like barn wood

    Bookmark   February 18, 2015 at 9:53AM
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February 18, 2014
jensletten wrote:
What is the wood on the wall? How did you get it to look so awesome?
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it is old reclaimed barn wood

    Bookmark   February 18, 2015 at 10:03AM
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October 29, 2013
kleinelena wrote:
What type of wood did you use for the ceiling - is it oiled? Thanks
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Sophie Breau
Question regarding the walls, what is the wood species? Is it different species, stained different colors, or just naturally awesome like that?
    Bookmark   January 18, 2015 at 1:36AM
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it is oak that was stained with a mix of gray paint and stain to look like old barn wood
    Bookmark   January 18, 2015 at 8:05AM
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February 18, 2013
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thanks you....the doors are from Loewen
    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 2:11PM
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Matériauthèques en Chaudière Appalaches
You have created by far ,the best , simple , beautiful , functional and full on light living place. I wish I could do the same here in Québec with Barn that I try to rescue...
    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 5:31PM
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December 2, 2012
robindale471 wrote:
What is the floor and where does it come from?
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Thats great , can you tell me what type of aggregate / concrete was used to get this look , its almost like metal.
    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 2:51AM
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actually that is just the reflectivity in the photograph- it is a basic gray, the degree to which the surface was polished and possibly the sealer that is put on also effects the shininess of the surface
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November 28, 2012
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stainless steel, ikea
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ikea? they look great!
thanks for getting back to me
    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 6:22AM
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February 5, 2013
drakatou wrote:
these wood it's so goog what cind is?

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Reclaimed barn posts, beams and framing from Heritage Barns warm up the main floor. Most of the wood came from an old hops barn in upstate New York.Faux deer head: Tay Home

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