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Concord Green Home beach-style-living-room

Concord Green Home

2011 EcoHome Design Award Winner

Key to the successful design were the homeowner priorities of family health, energy performance, and optimizing the walk-to-town construction site. To maintain health and air quality, the home features a fresh air ventilation system with energy recovery, a whole house HEPA filtration system, radiant & radiator heating distribution, and low/no VOC materials. The home’s energy performance focuses on passive heating/cooling techniques, natural daylighting, an improved building envelope, and efficient mechanical systems, collectively achieving overall energy performance of 50% better than code. To address the site opportunities, the home utilizes a footprint that maximizes southern exposure in the rear while still capturing the park view in the front.

ZeroEnergy Design | Green Architecture & Mechanical Design

Kauffman Tharp Design | Interior Design

Photos by Eric Roth

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November 23, 2013
mslepcat wrote:
What colour paint was used on the walls, please?
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lisa k. tharp - k. tharp design
I specified Mythic Non-Toxic Paint matched to Benjamin Moore's Mayonnaise for walls and trim.

lisa k. tharp
K. THARP DESIGN - Fine Interiors
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August 6, 2013
mel_waters wrote:
Where is the table under the mirror from? It's perfect!
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Are you interested in redoing bathrooms?
    Bookmark   August 11, 2013 at 5:16PM
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Perhaps, if the opportunity is right. Our typical projects are larger, but we do make some exceptions.
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January 16, 2012
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The Shabby Nest
A satin or eggshell finish is usually preferable for walls, with a semi-gloss to gloss finish for trim.
    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 4:27PM
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lisa k. tharp - k. tharp design
Hi Mary. ;)
Finish on the walls is flat, with semi-gloss on the trim. Mythic's semi-gloss sheen is more like a satin in other lines.
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January 3, 2012
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I would love this paint color for our beach house on the Cape. Did you use a flat on the walls and a gloss on the trim?
    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 12:50PM
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lisa k. tharp - k. tharp design
Hi maryc4.

I did use flat on the walls - I always prefer a dead flat chalky finish for walls - and a semi-gloss on the trim. Some paint companies have semi-gloss finishes that are too shiny, and so I drop down to satin, but in Mythic, the sheen level is just right for trim.

Good luck!


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August 27, 2011
susan_messinger wrote:
what type of white paint is on the walls.
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lisa k. tharp - k. tharp design
Paint is Mythic non-toxic paint throughout, but matched to one of my favorite creamy white colors from Benjamin Moore - Mayonnaise, OC-85.

Lisa Kauffman Tharp
Kauffman Tharp Design - fine interiors
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January 5, 2014
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Similarly, seating areas and built-ins were designed for the living room. "The furniture and what would be happening between the windows and walls was always part of the plans." A large mirror in the living room makes the space feel larger and reflects light and a view of the park.

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Paint color: benjamin Moore Mayonnaise, OC-85
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Paint color. BM's "mayonnaise"
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Window seat built in book case
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Dark grey painted cabinet with mirror frame
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Roman shade
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Creates bay window effect
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Mayonaise wall paint color benjamin moore
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all the colors....
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Book shelves.
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Grey accent table
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I love the feel of this space
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hanging lamp!
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Cozy window nook
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