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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

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January 28, 2013
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What is the size of the hardieplank?
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lisa k. tharp - k. tharp design
Hi Summer. Good question. Not sure of that one. My guess is that is approximately 3.5-4".
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January 27, 2013
knopp113 wrote:
Will you share your plan? - I live in a farm house and would love to make an addition. Love all the white!
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We would recommend selecting a design professional in your area to assist with your addition. As a custom architecture firm, our own livelihood depends upon charging for our design services.
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June 11, 2012
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Thanks for your interest. The photo is owned and licensed by the photographer:
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I'll help you look into it....
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February 19, 2012
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lisa k. tharp - k. tharp design
Thank you for your kind words. Door color is Benjamin Moore's Amherst Gray.
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January 25, 2012
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It is Galvalume, from Iron Horse Roofing.

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lisa k. tharp - k. tharp design
Color is Dove. Thank you for your question.
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Lisa could you please be more specific on the white paint. Dove??
May 31, 2014
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March 29, 2014
courtney_whitman wrote:
What size is the hardieplank exposure? THX

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Owner and interior designer Lisa Kauffman Tharp searched for the perfect piece of property for more than a year. She finally found this one nestled into a neighborhood of existing older homes. The design evolved from two iconic Massachusetts vernacular precedents: the farmhouse and the iconic Cape Cod and Islands style. The overall form is taken from the former, while the latter provided inspiration for details like the clean white trim. Both precedents also inspired "rough luxe" meets coastal interiors as well. "A metal roof is the right place to invest, not only for its durability, but also for its aesthetic," Horowitz says. Those little details you see at the edge of the roof are snow guards, which keep the snow from sliding off the roof into huge piles on the ground. Some of the eco-friendly elements include extra insulation, high-performance windows, radiant heating, daylighting and passive cooling.
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Another home on the cutting edge of sustainability and green design also has very traditional architecture. This home includes features such as a passive cooling system (proper shading and the ability to take advantage of natural air movement) and Energy Star compliance (third-party-certified to use 15 percent less energy than allowed by the building and energy code).

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