It is our core belief that extraordinary energy efficiency, craftsmanship and beauty are not separate concepts. They are instead complimentary parts to a single “whole”, that having one without the others is an incomplete gesture. With a HERS rating of -4, this cozy net-zero home on a small corner lot in the village of Bristol, Vermont exemplifies this concept.
Our clients came to us to design them an energy efficient, “just big enough” village home in which they could enjoy their retirement years. For accessibility they requested that the home allow for one-level living. Additionally, it was to fit seamlessly into the surrounding village community vernacular and attain net-zero energy efficiency. Lastly and of high importance, the project must fit within their modest budget. General contractor Conner and Buck Builders and Cushman Design Group worked hand-in-hand with the owners throughout the design and construction phases of the project to ensure that these goals were met.