Budget Breakdown: This $851K Riverside Home Is a Case Study in Smart, Sustainable Living

Combining creative nous with careful planning, architect Mark Lawton builds a net-zero home inspired by the typology of a fisherman’s shack.

"The arrival sequence became the genesis for the design," says architect Mark Lawton of the net-zero home he brought to life on the banks of the Westport River. "To get there, one must travel down a short, heavily wooded dirt road. After a sharp bend, a framed vista of the river explodes before you."

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