The Truro Residence was initially noticed by Builder in early 2010 and quickly captured the June cover story. That story focused on the innovative design of the home to accommodate not just the two owners but their large extended family as well. By dividing up the home into two living areas, the extra sleeping bar – with additional bedrooms – can be decommissioned when not occupied, saving energy.
Also profiled were the contemporary home’s sleek lines and beautiful west-facing vista of the bay that are complemented by a tight building envelope to offset the increased heat gain from the setting sun. Energy improvements include thick walls with continuous insulation, geothermal heating and cooling, and a solar electric system.
“We are thrilled that Builder magazine has selected our work as an exceptional example of progressive home design,” said Stephanie Horowitz, AIA CPHC of ZeroEnergy Design. “Our firm will continue its commitment to designing both beautiful and high performance homes.”
The Truro Residence has garnered significant accolades to date including EcoHome Magazine’s Grand Award, a Citation for Sustainability from the Boston Society of Architects, a Regional Award for the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest, a Gold PRISM award for Most Innovative Single Family Green Design, and a Silver PRISM for Best Single Family Home.
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