River View House

Central Vermont | 2016

This farmhouse has a traditional appearance, yet features state-of-the-art heating and cooling technology, premium insulation and air sealing, and rooftop solar PV.  It meets the Efficiency Vermont High Performance Homes standard and the very stringent Passive House standard for air sealing.  Main living spaces face south and a welcoming front porch shields the house from the western summer sun.  An entry-level master suite, roomy kitchen, and open living space accommodate future single-level living, while a walkout basement eases access to garden and workshop.  The kitchen, living space, and all bedrooms feature river views.

2018 Going Green Award, Vermont Green Building Network

Construction by H.J. LeBoeuf & Son, Inc.

Photos by Oliver Parini