Yarmouth, ME.

Designer: Briburn

The client was looking for a house that disappeared into nature, with an open concept and many windows to bring nature inside. Requests included separate bedroom, en suite bath, and main living area that felt part of the home. The build also included multiple structures, including a high-end art studio well away from the house, solar energy, custom woodwork, and high-efficiency radiant heating among others. Features included:

  • TGI Roof System to allow long open spans with maximum insulation. 57.6 with minimal thermal bridging.
  • Double wall construction to allow for 12” of wall insulation. R-value of 43.2  – results ended up being passive house numbers.
  • 57 solar panels on southern-facing roof achieve net-zero impact.
  • Inside cabinets made of sustainable bamboo cabinetry gives a very light and airy feel to the home.
  • The home keeps a steady temperature with minimal energy usage, with high-efficiency Viessmann gas boiler and radiant tubes in an 8 inch insulated concrete slab.
  • Three independent structures were all interconnected on one site, one building being 200 feet away from the others. All with the same completion date.
  • Outbuildings look very minimal from the outside but are far from simple on the construction.

Read more about this project on Briburn’s website: http://briburn.com/royal-river-home-studio/