“After living in a two-story, 1914 farmhouse for 30 years, which originally had no insulation, no running water, no electricity, and only the six fireplaces for heat, I was well aware of the limitations of this vernacular housing,” said homeowner John Monroe.
Having a comfortable living environment with reduced consumptive energy usage was appealing. I’ve spent the summer in the new house and besides the absolute beauty of the modern design, knowing that the house remains cool even with its almost full wall of windows makes me feel that the extra efforts to insulate the house and use the geo-thermal system, among other efforts, were well worth it.
architect: katherine hogan architects
construction: katherine hogan architects
location: Bahama, North Carolina
photography: JWest Productions, Tzu Chen Photography