The 3,300 s.f. Dineen Residence is nestled into a forested hillside glade and combines old world materials with clean contemporary lines. Big south-facing windows, carefully calculated overhangs, and “tuned” glazing create a strong passive solar design. The great room features 12 ft tall ceilings, a see-through fireplace, and over-sized French doors leading out to flagstone patios. The dining room includes a stunning chandelier and connects directly to the sunny gourmet kitchen. In all these rooms, it feels like you’re standing outside. The expansive mudroom is perfect for pets, kids and gardening messes. The second floor features an expansive study with a large deck to capture the huge views of the forest and plains. Radiant concrete floors, a solar PV system and excellent insulation combine to achieve a HERS 32 (uses 68% less energy than allowed by code).

Designed by Rodwin Architecture.