Custom New Homes, Energy Star Homes

Litchfield Post & Beam

This is a four bedroom, four and one-half bath weekend and future retirement home built on a large hillside site with panoramic views over the hills of Litchfield County.  High ceilings with post & beam framing, tongue & groove pine ceilings, wide-board pine floors, and locally-sourced stone for two fireplaces contribute to the wonderful feel of this home.

Special Features

  • Open concept layout
  • Pine post and beam framing
  • 8” pine tongue & groove ceilings
  • Wide-board pine floors
  • Two Rumsford wood-burning fireplaces made by Irish mason with local field stone
  • Custom kitchen cabinetry
  • Master bedroom with en suite bath
  • Three guest bedrooms with en suite baths
  • Fully equipped theater room
  • White cedar shingle siding
  • Red cedar exterior trim
  • Red cedar roof shakes
  • Extensive stone walls and landscaping

Green Building Approaches

  • Insulated concrete form foundation with 5” continuous EPS rigid foam
  • 2” XPS rigid foamboard insulation under the concrete slab
  • 1-1/2” EPS rigid foam board insulation above slab
  • Exterior walls are 6.5” structural insulated panels with 5-1/2” of rigid foam insulation
  • SIP’s completely eliminate thermal bridging
  • Roof is insulated with 5” total of polyiso rigid foamboard run continuously to eliminate thermal bridging
  • Canadian aluminum-clad wood double -glazed windows
  • Propane-fired condensing boiler
  • Three variable-speed air handlers for hydro-air space heating
  • Two indirect hot water storage tanks
  • Energy recovery ventilation

Certifications
  • Energy Star Certified
Awards
Project Year
2008
HERS Score
46
Type of Home
Traditional shingle post & beam
City
Sharon
State
Connecticut
County
Litchfield
Project Size
4,800 sf finished