Project Description

Beyond being a joy to work with, the Borgaros had a clear vision for their remodel: maximizing space and minimizing their ecological footprint.

Unseen structural work to the foundation, walls and roof will ensure that this home will last for many years to come. An updated layout and quality salvaged, local, natural and sustainable sourced finishes will allow it to stay relevant and useful even beyond our clients’ use of the home. Upgraded “flash and batt” insulation increases R-value and seals up a leaky old home; combined with an efficient ductless heat pump it dramatically reduces heating energy demand. Strategically placed windows, skylights andLED lighting reduce the electrical lighting load as well. A 6+ kW photovoltaic array more than meets the homes energy needs. A new front porch helps them to enjoy the outdoors year round and get to know their neighbors.

Possessing a natural green thumb, the client did all of her own landscaping with native, drought tolerant and food bearing plants that increase the beauty of the neighborhood, minimize water use, reduce food transportation needs and are pollinator friendly (notice the bee hives!). All in all a project that we are very proud to be a part of!