Thursday, June 25, 2009

ENERGY STAR® Timber Home

The design development drawings of our Energy Star timber home in Old Lyme, Connecticut, is coming along nicely. Revisions were made to the floor plans to accommodate our clients’ busy family and entertaining lifestyle.

The basement will be the central activity area, including a recreation room with a ping pong table, small kitchen, and access to an outdoor patio. An exercise room will have a treadmill and Pilate’s area, and the media room includes a plasma TV and comfortable seating. The basement also includes a guest suite with oversized closet space and a mechanic
al room.

The entry to the timber home provides plenty of storage area for this busy family and a bench for sitting while taking off winter boots. The timber frame cathedral great room is designed for entertaining and includes two sitting areas, one with a hideaway plasma entertainment center dividing the two areas. The spacious U-shaped kitchen is both efficient and accommodating to guests, who can watch the chef in action from the raised counter.

The laundry room is designed for efficiency, with counter space, a sink, closet, and a built-in ironing board. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet / changing area. The master bath includes a double shower, corner soaking tub, and vanity with plenty of storage space.

Two bedrooms share a large bathroom and the second floor loft area which overlooks the great room and provides a birds-eye view of the property. The cupola above the loft floods it with light and ventilation, creating a beautiful, quiet spot to read. A dormer provides additional headroom for the bathroom and reading area.

In addition to being a beautiful timber home is an energy efficient home by built to Energy Star standards, saving over 30% in energy costs. An independent Energy Star rater will inspect the home during the stages of construction and provide final Energy Star certification.

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