Knox Residence, Phase 1

These are photos of a house which I designed for my parents, located in the town of Center Sandwich, New Hampshire. The house is Phase 1 of an ongoing project, their retirement home. The ‘Barn’ as it is often referred to, is an apartment above a garage. On the first level is a garage with woodshop, an entry/mudroom, and partial basement with utilities. The above apartment has a full bath, bedroom, kitchen / dining / living area and study, and a sleeping loft, made possible by the off-center peak of the roof. The Barn has a very open plan, and accommodates 6 people comfortably. Now that phase 2 is complete it’s the garage / guest house, and the mudroom is used in winter months. All of the utilities for the main house are in the Barn’s basement.

The house is a post and beam structure, and the majority of the oak and pine lumber was milled from the property. The heartpine counters throughout the structure were salvaged from a warehouse in Philadelphia. It measures 2,300 sf including the basement and loft. It was completed Fall of 2009. In the summer of 2009 I worked on the construction team, assisting our contractor in creating joinery for the beams, in sanding and oiling the pine beams and floor boards, and in installing the granite facing along the foundation.



southern facade during construction

The southern facade during construction

south-west corner

The completed south-west corner


landing at second floor


Dining room with windows out to the balcony and view

detail at top of stairs

detail at top of stairs

fenestration at entry

Fenestration at entry

glass garage door

The glass garage door, which is open in summer months and the space used as a woodshop and porch.


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