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Your house is going to be gorgeous. The elevations are stunning.
That’s very kind and “ditto.” Just went through your plans — fabulous.
This farmhouse is a gem!
Thank you. Three years later, we love it just as much as Day #1.
This is a really beautiful house, congratulations! I am glad to hear that you love it just as much today. I am curious what construction method was used for the building envelope (IE: 2×6 with rigid foam wrap, something else) and what your energy usage is like? It seems like a really nice space efficient design!
Mike – Thanks for the compliment. I’ve covered all your questions in painful, excruciating detail in the blog.
Here are a couple of links to get you started. Bottom line, we’re running $750ish for an annual heating/cooling bill.
Thank you so much for the reply! I’ve now cruised the blog in much more depth and see you have a wealth of information. Thank you so much for sharing all of this. It has helped us to envision our own home building project process. One more question… I am curious if the front porch blocks the sun from entering the house in the winter? We really want a farmhouse front porch like this, but are concerned that we won’t have as much sun to help warm the room during the winter if we put it on the south. We’re at about the same latitude as you. Thanks!
The architect spent a great deal of time on that porch design, making sure that the depth and height would keep the house bright. I’ll add that the windows/door design are equally important to winter light. Just for example, that door is 7′ 9″(ish). We thought it was a bit “much” when we saw the spec, but it makes a HUGE difference.
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