Archive for the "Making Good Homes" Category

This Old Barn: Reviving a Yankee Icon

Historic barns dot the landscape, but many are abandoned or in disrepair. We are working with one New York couple to give this barn a brand-new life.
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Birdwatching in Stowe: Local Publication Promotes Aviary Architecture

The Winter 2017 Stowe Guide features a profile of Rolf Kielman’s custom homes … for families with a slightly smaller footprint.
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Net Zero House

Getting to Net Zero: the Power Generation

Sustainable on-site energy sources such as solar PV and geothermal systems are increasingly being used to power our Net Zero energy homes.
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Net Zero House

Getting to Net Zero: Bundling Up with a Warm Winter Coat

To achieve Net Zero energy, perhaps the most important aspect of home design is the building envelope. Read more to learn what this all means.
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Net Zero House

Getting to Net Zero: Location, Location, Location

In the first of a 3-part series, Lee describes the initial steps on the path toward reaching your Net Zero goals.
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Interviews with Architects Rolf Kielman and Lee Grutchfield

If you have ever dreamed of building your own home, you have probably perused the beautifully designed homes on our website under the Home Studio or Residential section. The...
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Prefab Concepts Evolve into Custom Home Designs

My partner Rolf Kielman and I first became interested in the idea of prefab home design in response to inquiries we were getting for off- the- shelf house plans...
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Making Good Homes: A Scalable Solution

In the TruexCullins Home Studio, we are developing design solutions based on the concepts that we’ve been sharing with you over the past few weeks. As we explained in...
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Making Good Homes: Beauty in Order

In a February blog post, Lee Grutchfield and I discussed the challenges involved in making good and affordable places to live. We’ve made some progress on this front, and...
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Making Good Homes: Conditions and Challenges

At TruexCullins we’ve spent decades contemplating the necessary requirements for good places to live. Twenty years ago we designed a series of modestly sized, affordable and energy efficient homes...
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