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Big custom homes don't have to be wasteful of energy and other resources, as long as builders educate themselves and their clients about green features and technologies.Read Article
Sited for maximum enjoyment of the lake, the open plan flows easily and every room has a lake view. Designed by Erich Diller, this home incorporates state-of-the-art green features - geothermal and photovoltaic solar. Blansfield built the home using Timber Frame construction with materials supplied by Timberpeg - the artisans of Post & Beam.
Post & Beam construction is a centuries old technique of joining vertical posts and horizontal beams to create the skeletal frame of a building. A Timber Frame home is a classification of Post & Beam construction. The majority of Timberpeg homes use the timber frame construction method, which is to build using solid timbers with integral mortise-and-tenon joinery, secured with wooden pegs eliminating the need for unsightly exposed metal fasteners.
The home is cozy, while still having the drama of cathedral ceilings. It has a very interesting mix of somewhat traditional Shingle Style exterior detailing and some very clean, modern aesthetic design elements on the interior; including a stainless steel staircase and sleek limestone fireplace/ chimney with a cantilevered raised hearthstone.
Click Here for the Inside Story How a renovation dream team retained the classic exterior of a Redding Colonial while recasting the interior to rustic, contemporary chic. With 25 years in business, and a recognized portfolio - 18 HOBI awards, many for successful renovations - Jim Blansfield and his crew were a good fit.
Building a home for retirement isn't just about the bells and whistles. Clients want an energy-efficient, accessible home that’s easy to maintain. Read about this beautiful green custom home in the feature story, Retiring in Style.
The kitchen is a study in contrasts, with antique, beamed wood ceilings, pale gray lacquered cabinets and countertops of stainless steel and polished concrete. Read More.
Environmental leaders Bobby and Mary Richardson Kennedy embark upon a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified renovation to transform their 1920’s home into an extension of their personal environmental commitments. The Kennedy Green House focuses on maximum energy and water efficiency and improved indoor air quality to benefit the future of our planet and health of our children. The house will also showcase the latest in green technologies, sustainable building practices and healthy home initiatives to become the new model for green building and healthy homes nationwide.
Forced from their farmhouse by black mold that was destroying their children's health, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mary Richardson Kennedy rebuilt on the same Westchester County property, creating a classically-inspired, high-performance home using the latest green technologies. They're sharing their experience and their home to educate and inspire the design and building trade, community members, and the public. Read the entire article.