Buchanan Architects, LLC
90 Crown Street, New Haven CT, 06510
Tel: (203) 787-4896 Fax: (203) 787-2660
The small, passive solar house is located on a 10-acre site at the end of a small residential development in Guilford. Although large in area, the site consisted primarily of rock and wetlands, and provided barely enough usable land for the house and septic system. The 1,800 s.f. building is designed as a central cube, with living room den, and screened porch “hung” off the main block of the house, and a partially covered roof deck on top of the cube. The basic orientation is east and south for maximum usable sunlight; the house is heavily insulated, is glazed with low-E glass, and is heated by a combination wood and oil furnace.