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Geothermal House
Marblehead, MA

Structural Engineer:

Sarkis Zerounian & Associates
Wetland Scientist: 
Wetlands & Land Management Inc.
Nat Rea Photography

Adjacent to a 40 acre conservation area, this house on a slope is designed to maximize the connection to the woods, while maintaining privacy from this popular public hiking area. Despite its location in a suburban neighborhood, the house is made to feel like a wooded retreat. With passive-solar strategies, the house orients northward to nature, while allowing the southerly sun to enter through large openings and clerestories. A geothermal system provides the hot water, heating and cooling.

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