30 Sep '14, 10pm

The Stonlea Legacy: Talking With Hugh Hardy: In 1891, Boston architect Peabody & Stearns completed the summer

The Stonlea Legacy: Talking With Hugh Hardy: In 1891, Boston architect Peabody & Stearns completed the summer

In 1891, Boston architect Peabody & Stearns completed the summer residence Stonlea in Dublin, New Hampshire, for tobacco producer Daniel Catlin. At its inception, Stonlea exemplified the hybrid Colonial-Shaker style of the era. By the time 82-year-old Polly Guth purchased the 12,000-square-foot building in 2009, it was a case study in unsustainable living. Because it was neither sized nor constructed for affordable year-round operation, “The previous owner could only live in part of the house during the winter. He had created this partition to separate the cold from warm parts.” So says H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture founding partner Hugh Hardy, whom Guth tapped to renovate this American Dowton for net-zero capability. Hardy’s firm is best known for institutional work, yet its namesake relished the challenge. And now, besides boasting high performance, the finished pr...

Full article: http://greensource.construction.com/features/bestgreenhou...

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