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Exterior - Front

This home is a full integration of a wide range of green concepts including zoned geothermal HVAC and a whole house fan system.

The design theme was inspired by 19th century farmhouse vernacular.

Other green features include an exhaustive use of low V.O.C. materials, finishes and adhesives, operable transoms in the bedooms, reclaimed wood flooring, foam insulation and cement fiberboard siding.

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The conditioned space for the first and second floors is 5475 s.f.
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Under its thick mantle of snow, this 19th-century farmhouse-inspired home in Illinois suggests the quintessential winter retreat.

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Like the detail at the tops of the porch columns?
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Porch exterior
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Architectural firm.
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Beautiful charming home in the Snow
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Porch detail makes it feel like icing
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So pretty!!
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January 15, 2012
Absolutely beautiful!
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The house, snow, trees ...everything, it's beautiful!
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November 21, 2011
White house
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November 15, 2011
This house in the snow is so picturesque, all it needs are Christmas lights and garland.
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Beautiful winter
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Money saver for winter
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Wish I lived there!
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February 28, 2011
old farmhouse, beautifully designed
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Nice, Victorian feel....a bit cold?
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nice windows with shutters
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This house fits right in with the woods around and gives anyone a warm hug which is surprising with this color combo
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Love that front portch. I'll bet it's a gorgeous setting year-round.
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white wood siding (could do in board and batten) and black shutters with porch.
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Winter wonderland fantasy. For some reason this kind of reminds me of the house in "Rachel Getting Married", one of the most annoying movies I've ever seen in my life (dishwasher race scene, shaky nausea-inducing camera work - UGH!).
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If you have a large house then you need to make sure that it is properly insulated for the winter. If you have high ceilings then you want to add attic or rooftop insulation to limit the loss of heat rising.
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