Passive House RetreatFarmhouse Hall, Providence

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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    This isn't really an attic door, but rather a finished loft space that's within the conditioned space of the home. It includes a operable window, plus a large opening that looks out over the kitchen (which allows bigger furniture to be passed up, like a mattress). The hatch is simply a thick sheet or painted plywood on hinges, without springs or latches, which covers the area except for immediately above the ladder itself. There is a separate loft photo that includes toys for younger children, however we do not recommend this ladder access solution for young children.

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Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Bright, Sun-Warmed New England GetawayAugust 30, 2012

Up top, grab bars help climbers make it up those last few feet. "We tried to use off-the-shelf products throughout the house," says Horowitz. A hinged board covers the hole in the loft floor for safety.

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