Barn Reinvented - LEED Platinum Home

Saratoga Springs, New York
Location
  • Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Farmhouse
  • Year
  • 2009
  • Square Feet
  • 4059
  • This project page was created by community member Phinney Design Group

    This barn-inspired home integrates a modern open floor plan with the local vernacular reflecting clues from nearby stable buildings. This project began with the owners’ vested interest for a new sustainably designed home which reserved the laid-back nature of their existing cottage-style home, accommodated the expansion necessary for their growing family, while accommodating space for their home music and fitness instruction business.

    This home is certified LEED Platinum by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and “Emerald” rated by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group

    Various green and sustainable features were incorporated such as a photovoltaic array, solar hot water, rain water harvesting, drought tolerant landscaping, community resources, and use of environmentally preferable products.

    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group

    The roof is lined with both photovoltaic panels and solar hot water heaters on the large south facing slope. These panels provide about 8kw of electricity and meet all of the home’s hot water needs.

    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group

    Locally harvested stone was used for the masonry heater. This is also the architectural focus of the main living area.

    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group
    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group

    Wood trims, wall and ceiling coverings were locally sourced. We love the Red Birch floors in this photo (also locally sourced).

    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group
    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group
    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group
    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group
    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group

    Utilizing a stacking concept for the programmatic layout, this home strives to achieve a minimal footprint on the landscape, while allowing the open interaction between spaces.

    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group
    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group
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    Phinney Design Group is a multi-disciplinary Architecture, Interior Design, Green Building Consulting, and Construction Management Firm with a focus on sustainable and environmentally responsible construction methods. For more information on our firm and our projects, visit www.phinneydesign.com.
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