With a client wish-list including ample natural light, high ceilings, outdoor connection, and peak energy efficiency, Mowery Marsh Architects check off all the boxes and more.
“The most challenging aspect of achieving these goals was the location of the home on a typical residential street in Madison, New Jersey,” explain architects Jennifer and Brian Marsh of the Hoboken–based firm Mowery Marsh Architects. They wrapped this project in 2017. “We felt it was important to be sensitive to the context given the proximity to the neighbors.”
For the home’s style, the clients sought “something timeless that couldn’t be labeled traditional or contemporary,” note the architects, with open and airy interior spaces that convey warmth.
“Having been from Belgium, they had a unique perspective on the design and desire for the home to be energy efficient,” the architects continue.
“We always offer the potential of a high-performing house to our clients and then discuss with them their level of commitment to that approach. Once we explained the Passive House concepts, they were fully onboard, which allowed us to design without worrying about integrating bulky HVAC systems.”
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