land: Site Design: For Clients Looking at Land Lots for Sale - 11/05/09 04:40 AM
Clearly, anyone building a home wants to make sure it is energy efficient.  The first step in designing an energy efficient home is considering the site design as it relates to solar energy. Site design includes lot orientation, location of shade trees, site grading, landscaping, and sustainable site development.Lot orientation: the relationship between the home and the sun, including how the house faces the sun, prevailing winds, views, driveway access, and approach.Shade trees and shading: the type and location of shade trees and their impact on temperature, wind speed, and solar access.Site grading: analyzed for proper water drainage and runoff away … (1 comments)

land: Signs of a Recovery in Real Estate? - 03/05/09 06:27 AM
Our Green Home Seminar in November (partnered with Riverbend Timber Framing) had a pretty good attendance - about 20 guests.  Apparently this was indicative of the declining market.
Last month, though, we partnered with Timberpeg for a Green Home Seminar and Open House at one of their local timber frame homes (Newbury / Mt. Sunapee) and attendance topped 74 - we had to close registration because we had standing room only!  We offered a free site visit to attendees who own land and are building an energy efficient home.  Here are the statistics from those who filled out the registration form and included their building … (3 comments)

land: When is the Best Time to Start the Home Design Process? - 12/23/08 06:56 AM
Is it ever too early to begin the design process?
I've been asked many times over the years by clients, "I don't own my land yet, but I'd like to have my architect start designing my home. Is this wise?" 
The advice I've always given is to wait until you close on your land, because starting the design process too soon could end up costing you more money. For example, the site you decide to purchase may have the potential for a walk-out basement, which could allow for more usable square footage, such as a recreation room or extra bedrooms for guests or … (6 comments)

land: Why Should Your Client Hire an Architect? - 11/20/08 05:10 AM
Architecture affects people every moment of every day. We reside in homes where we sleep, cook, eat and spend time with our families; we typically travel to a building to work or a school to learn. The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards defines the role of an Architect in their Mission Statement as, "...the primary building professional qualified to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public through the enhancement of the quality of the built environment and the richness of space and form". These buildings, and many others, inhabited during those functions are essential to our lives and … (3 comments)

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