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Passive House Retreat

This vacation residence located in a beautiful ocean community on the New England coast features high performance and creative use of space in a small package. ZED designed the simple, gable-roofed structure and proposed the Passive House standard. The resulting home consumes only one-tenth of the energy for heating compared to a similar new home built only to code requirements.

Architecture | ZeroEnergy Design
Construction | Aedi Construction
Photos | Greg Premru Photography

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August 17, 2014
sabrinahitch wrote:
How is the concrete floor protected from stains? Is there a special le - Epoxy?
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Consider using a concrete sealant - there are many on the market. Here's one example:
    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 5:39AM
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July 31, 2014
Connie Paola wrote:
I would like to know where did you get the table from????
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The table has been in the homeowner's family for years. Try searching for "trestle table" online and you should find many options and variations.
    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 9:58AM
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July 10, 2013
g_nidlinger wrote:
Paint color? Thank you
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The interior white wall color is simply Benjamin Moore 'ben' Base 1 W625 (interior flat latex) with green promise.
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May 25, 2013
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Windows are triple pane from Schuco USA.
    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 5:18AM
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February 28, 2013
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The nook with built-in bench is approximately 13 feet wide. Accurate table measurements are not currently available.
    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 6:30AM
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October 21, 2012
masonj wrote:
Where is the table from?
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This is stunning. I love the mixed chairs and built in banquette and window. Thank you for sharing
    Bookmark   October 8, 2013 at 2:28PM
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Many thanks for the complement....
    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 5:00AM
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April 21, 2014
jacobbearden wrote:
what is the finished ceiling height of the bump out?

What Houzz contributors are saying:

"The dining room table from their former family home is the one piece my clients wanted me to design around," says Horowitz. She tucked a built-in banquette in a small bay, providing an ample dining space that doesn't encroach upon the main living room. The traditional trestle table, contemporary chairs and gooseneck barn sconce give the room a touch of modern farmhouse style.Chairs: Family Chairs, Addo Novo and Swag Leg Chair, Herman Miller; sconce: Barn Light Electric
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chairs -- too modern but like the idea of similar but diff chairs for dr
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February 25, 2015
Floor, baseboard
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window seat
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not bad. the colors are gorgeous.
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clean and bright
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Dining room
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Single run - add oval table.
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Matching wood, different chairs
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Window behind banquette
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January 17, 2015
like banquette
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love this eating space, chairs and floor
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mix of chairs
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chairs - similar style, same colour, subtle difference
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Dining nook with window above
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Different chairs same color
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bench AND table
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Love the mismatched chairs yet modern love the views over dinner
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Bench all the way across the room
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Table and various chairs
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Light, table
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Window mfg.
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dining nook
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This will do!!!
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banqutte and window
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The bench
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window seating
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Simple banquet seating
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alcove enlarges window
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These chairs!
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Ventana para pieza arriba doblepiso
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Laundry area of kitchen could converts to this with kitchen table open to family room.
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tucked in daybed
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The variety of chairs not all the same
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love this with the different chairs
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Everything especially table and bench and different chairs.
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breakfast nook
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Dining Room - recessed built in bench? Offset...
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pedestal, shaker style
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love the dining room
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different chairs
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Love the flowers and chairs
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Vases on the table in a row
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Placement of table with window!
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Dining idea
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Hate it!
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wall to wall
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Pillows in corner...can be used to support back if needed. Nice to change out every once in a while
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Dining area
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August 10, 2014
Houzz Tour: Bright, Sun-Warmed New England Getaway Passive design makes the most of the sun; the house is oriented so that specially glazed, high-performance windows face south. With a tight envelope, the house is very well insulated and doesn't leak heat. However, the most important aspect of successful architecture is always livability, which in this case meant creating a comfortable house that took advantage of landscape views and was sized appropriately.
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Bench seat
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simple bench, finally
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Concept of mix of chairs at window seat breakfast area
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dining banquette, window above
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Dinning roomnya...masa alaah
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Sillas diferentes y centro de mesa con diferentes flores
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Tressle table
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The height added with the flower display in vintage water jars.
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long bench seat trestle table
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Dining window
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love these chairs
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Modern but warm wood finishes. Passive heating, cooling design. Loft. Orientation to maximize sun and breezes.
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Back dining
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mixed chairs
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Birch wood windsor like diniong chairs
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Long window seat/banquette
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nice light
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Chairs and built in bench
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Morden white crips walls trendy chairs
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Space saver
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Kitchen table with windows. The bench built in might not be the best fit for us.
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Built in settee
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1 wide banqywrrw with char
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breakfast nook
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ablak ülőke
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Cojijes en las orillas
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Different chairs, same color, similar material
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I like the pop out for the dining nook
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Window bench
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April 28, 2014
Love the bench built-in, big window
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April 27, 2014
bench - drawers underneath for odd storage items - crock pot, holiday dishes, servers? Table has interesting leg and support - easier to get in and out; concrete floors - table has rollers to move easily on surface?
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booth seat
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build in banquet
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April 25, 2014
pwede ito sa porch na gusto ko sa kitchen
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April 25, 2014
window off lounge room.
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Clean and simple. no window casing.
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Larga pared a pared
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different chairs
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Booth and false frame
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Flower vases
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Like the window built in
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Banquette - just a bench
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April 11, 2014
im working on building my table set with an old table and mismatched chairs like this... im really starting to fall in love with the custom built in booth
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