It is so great to see how each house settles in over time. This house was beautiful when it was finished, but with the Owner's furniture moved in, it truly became a home!
So excited to be working on a project at this beautiful site in Groton. More to come!
Anne just completed this fascinating course at Harvard University Extension School - it provided a comprehensive exploration of zero energy and passive buildings, including building energy dynamics, renewable system fundamentals, energy economics, passive architecture, energy budgets, site and source energy, policy, codes, financing, and incentive structures. Through projects and case studies it also explored the state of practice and state of art in zero energy and passive design for both residential scale and commercial/institutional scale.
This historic home has taken on a new life, keeping the charm and scale of the original intact while the new additions and renovations at the back open up the home to the beautiful yard and the new bluestone Patio.
The collaborative team included the Owners (who were repeat-clients from the Double Vision condo project), Draudt Design Architects, Rachel Reid Design on Interiors, and contractor Asher Nichols Craftsmen.
Anne Cook Draudt AIA, LEED AP is now an Accredited Learning Environment Planner! The ALEP designation is a mark of excellence developed to reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities of a competent educational faciltiy planner. The Association for Learning Environments (formerly CEFPI) notes that "An individual who has been certified by A4LE has achieved the highest qualification in our profession." A4LE is the only professional organization whose principal purpose is improving the places where children learn. More info at A4LE
This early Draudt Design project combined the Owner's small condo with the unit next door, allowing the young couple keep their roots but find room to grow to accomodate their expanding family and art collection.
This winter I have been missing the earth and sun and my time on the porch... am daydreaming about the green of spring and the scents of summer.