Concord Green HomeBeach Style Bathroom, Boston
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.
Green Architecture and Mechanical Design
Kauffman Tharp Design
Photos by Eric Roth
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The vanity is a nice mix of hidden and open storage. “The lower slatted shelf is great for storage bins,” Tharp says. “They are even easier to pull out than drawers and hide a lot.“Aedi Construction did a great job of accommodating the work table’s antique irregularities, including rebuilding interior drawers to allow for plumbing while salvaging precious storage,” the designer says.TeamArchitecture: ZeroEnergy DesignInterior designer: Lisa Tharp DesignMore: All the Details on 3 Single-Sink VanitiesBrowse farmhouse vanities in the Photos
The bathroom also takes advantage of the natural light. Clear shower doors allow the rest of the room to receive light from the window in the shower stall, and a carefully composed floor plan maximizes the space. Lots of white makes the space feel roomy and open.