- High Performance
- Architectural Design
MODERN LIVING WITH A HIGH-PERFORMANCE FOCUS
After purchasing the lot to build their family’s dream home, this homeowner sought out to find a trusted builder who would not only embrace the unique modern aesthetic not often seen in the Lehigh Valley, but also one that understood valued principles in building science and high-performance home building. Fortunately, the homeowner selected our firm to craft this challenging, modern masterpiece.
As the architect and homeowner, Darin Jellison of Blackney Hayes Architects (Philadelphia), designed an efficient minimalist home for his family of four. While interested primarily in energy-efficiency, spatial-efficiency, and views that help ‘bring the landscape into the home’, the design plays on the juxtaposition of “intersecting circulation spaces (glass) cutting through solids and planes – a typological abstraction of local stone-end barns and the intervention of modern life.” For the family, this home showcases a loft-style living space on the first floor with a re-imagined piano nobile for private bedrooms and roof deck on the second floor.
As the builder, our team worked very hard to help blend this innovative design with proven energy-efficient strategies and details. Some energy-efficient features are listed below:
Other notable features of the home include:
As much of this home was crafted with commercial building techniques, it has been a real honor working with our client thinking through and working ‘outside-the-box’ during this project in delivering their family a truly unique, energy-efficient, and comfortable residence.