The existing 1000 sf ranch home on the lot perched atop a small hill looking out over Nantucket sound was inadequate for expansion. The small lot, existing neighborhood as well as zoning constraints influenced the design.
The new 1780 SF house is oriented towards the south and view beyond. An open living area on the first floor with covered porch beyond incorporate salvaged wainscoting from the existing cottage. The high performance home utilizes extra insulation as well passive solar design to stay comfortable throughout the year. Built for less than 200$/sf the home demonstrates that energy efficiency upgrades can be done on a budget.