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Geothermal House
Marblehead, MA

Structural Engineer:

Allan Dennis LLC
General Contractor: 
R.C. Havens & Sons

A new harborfront home with a southwestern exposure, utilizing passive solar design, geothermal heating and cooling, extensive daylighting, hydronic radiant floors, permeable paving, and a palette of natural materials. The exterior is wrapped with locally-sourced blue stone, and cedar shiplap siding, capped with a metal roof. Exterior decks were design at each level, to further reinforce the home's connection with nature, while expansive glass walls capture both the harbor views and the southern exposure. Roof overhangs shield the interiors from summer sun, while allowing the low winter sunlight to enter the bright modern spaces.
The interior spaces flow in an open plan, with a double-height entrance connecting the main living areas with an upper sitting room, all oriented towards the harbor and sunsets. 

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