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Eastport Residence
Eastport Residence

Efficient Prototype House

Over the past few years, Halpern Architects has seen an increased interest in smaller, high quality, energy efficient, low maintenance homes with architectural character. We were recently approached by Timberlake Building and Renovation,  a local builder, who has also observed a similar trend. Working with Timberlake, Halpern Architects developed this approximately 2,300 square foot home.
Conceptually, this house began as a basic design of less than 2,000 square feet, with comfortable but not oversized spaces. Various strategies were employed to produce a floor plan that is efficient and cost-effective to construct. The house was designed to permit the owners a broad range of options, which would allow the overall size of the house to expand to meet the specific needs of the owner. This 2,300 square foot version includes several options such as a full walk-in dressing room in lieu of master closets, and a full sized combination mudroom, laundry and pantry.

As part of the design process, the floor plan was developed to permit future additions, so as a family grows or their needs change, the house can grow with them.