The assignment was to create a modest, two bedroom, one bath home for a single woman,  her dear pets and an occasional guest.  This is a 1015 square foot passive solar home designed with deep overhangs to provide solar shade in the summer and an expansive south facing roof to support solar thermal and photovoltaic panels. We used locally sourced framing lumber, 2x6 exterior stud walls with horizontal strapping creating a 7” deep cavity filled with blown in cellulose insulation. Local hemlock shiplap siding with silicate stain. On-demand hot water supports both domestic and in-floor radiant heating demands. Reclaimed materials include slate counter tops in the kitchen, bathroom tub, sink and vanity, all interior doors, and barnwood and tin ceiling tile combination on the kitchen peninsula. Zero-VOC finishes included soy-based concrete stain, clay paints and natural oils. The cost to operate this home in Upstate New York averages less than $100 per month.
McNulty Residence
local siding material with water based natural stain
outdoor patio area to come
passive solar heat gain happening winter months
concrete stain design in entrance
concrete stain design living room
reclaimed tub
& dual flush toilet
 reclaimed desk used for sink base, reclaimed door
serving counter/dining peninsula
reclaimed slate counters
& back splash in kitchen
reclaimed barn wood and ceiling tin on peninsula front