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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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yajules wrote:
Island - Can you tell me the size, storage capacity, and size of granite slab. I am struggling with designing a portable but "seatable" island
   Comment   January 29, 2013
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Slab is roughly 90"x 36" with substantial overhangs. The size of the base cabinets are (2) 12"x30" cabinets and (2) 28"x30".
January 31, 2013 at 9:17AM   
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Joanne Fadem wrote:
What color and brand is the paint on the orange wall?
   Comment   January 24, 2013
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jenandfam
Love this house. Any site plans available for room layout? Cost to build?
November 21, 2013 at 6:25PM   
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As with all our homes, this was created for the specific clients needs and their unique site. A recent article in Boston Home magazine included the floorplan. http://www.bostonmagazine.com/home-design/article/2013/06/04/zeroenergy-design-sustainable-house/

Costs come from builders and are very location dependent. If you gave me a call, we can talk about trends that our firm has been seeing in the marketplace for cost.
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November 22, 2013 at 5:18AM   
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Teddy Como wrote:
what kind of casters were used on the island, and what max. load?
   Comment   May 28, 2014

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"We ordered the cabinets and the island from Poggenpohl's Quick Ship line and then customized them," says Horowitz. "We added casters to the island so that it can be moved out of the way when large groups are over. When working within such a small footprint, you have to maximize flexibility." The white walls, polished concrete floor and bright natural light keep the focus on the country views.Kitchen: Poggenpohl; countertop: Caesarstone; pendant light: Le Klint
The modern take on barn red continues inside the house as a strong accent color. Otherwise, the white walls and ceilings put the focus on the relaxing views.
Jennifer Ott Design added this to Cooking With Color: When to Use Red in the Kitchen
I'm a fan of bold accent walls, as they are an easy, affordable and low-commitment way to add excitement and drama to a room. This bright orange-red wall accentuates the interesting architecture of the space and pulls you right into the kitchen.
Mariana Pickering (Emu Architects) added this to The Passive House: What It Is and Why You Should Care
We use mechanical ventilation to keep the air fresh, heating the incoming air with the exhaust air. And we use dehumidifiers to maintain healthy moisture levels and prevent mold.
A movable island. Wrap a set of off-the-shelf cabinets with prefinished tongue and groove flooring, add some heavy-duty casters, and you’ve got a portable kitchen that makes washing the floor easy!

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the idea of having a "breakfast table" at the rear facing window. This would be in addition to the kitchen island also
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Love the color to contrast the blues ... Might be too much for the rug though
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Wrap a set of off-the-shelf cabinets with prefinished tongue and groove flooring, add some heavy-duty casters, and you’ve got a portable kitchen
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kitchen dining, the whole house. not bright red (for me) but then again - it does work. i like the monochrome, but mono needs accents. red isn't fussy.
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like the wheels on the island
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A movable island. Wrap a set of off-the-shelf cabinets with prefinished tongue and groove flooring, add some heavy-duty casters, and you’ve got a portable kitchen that makes washing the floor easy!
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Wrap a set of off-the-shelf cabinets with prefinished tongue and groove flooring, add some heavy-duty casters, and you’ve got a portable kitchen
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A movable island. Wrap a set of off-the-shelf cabinets with prefinished tongue and groove flooring, add some heavy-duty casters, and you’ve got a portable kitchen that makes washing the floor easy!
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A movable island. Wrap a set of off-the-shelf cabinets with prefinished tongue and groove flooring, add some heavy-duty casters, and you’ve got a portable kitchen that makes washing the floor easy!
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A movable island. Wrap a set of off-the-shelf cabinets with prefinished tongue and groove flooring, add some heavy-duty casters, and you’ve got a portable kitchen that makes washing the floor easy!
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A movable island. Wrap a set of off-the-shelf cabinets with prefinished tongue and groove flooring, add some heavy-duty casters, and you’ve got a portable kitchen that makes washing the floor easy!
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A movable island. Wrap a set of off-the-shelf cabinets with prefinished tongue and groove flooring, add some heavy-duty casters, and you’ve got a portable kitchen that makes washing the floor easy!
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