The Old Stone Highway House, located in East Hampton, New York, is an ecologically conscious home designed by Berg Design Architecture. The firm touts it as their “modern interpretation of the Long Island Agricultural Vernacular.” Its overall shape and butterfly roof structure were inspired by a nearby 17th century barn. A concentrated effort to make the house as environmentally friendly as possible also impacted its design. To achieve their goal, Berg Design utilized a number of different building products and design methods. They include geo-thermal heating, radiant floors, structural insulated panels, and a roof with a non heat absorbing finish. The house was also oriented on the site to best take advantage of solar gain and block sun when appropriate. The result is a contemporary, 2200 square foot family home that minimally impacts its site.
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