Located within the city of Saratoga Springs, this barn inspired home integrates modern open floor plan living with a traditional local vernacular. Utilizing a stacking concept for the programmatic layout, this home strives to achieve a minimal footprint on the landscape, while allowing the open interaction between spaces. A central stair threads the vertical connection of spaces on all three levels, culminating in a clerestory which provides an infiltration of natural light to filter through the house, as well as, providing a sensible means to incorporate passive heating and cooling strategies. Driven by the desires of the home owners, Phinney Design Group developed this home as a focus of sustainability and green building strategies. Incorporating various green and sustainable features such as a photovoltaic array, solar hot water, rain water harvesting, drought tolerant landscaping, community resources, and
use of environmentally preferable products. This home received LEED Platinum rating by the United States Green Building Council.
2009 Award of Merit – The Eastern New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects – LEED Platinum Residence in Saratoga Springs, NY
2010 Eco Home Design Awards – Merit Award – Single Family Sustainable Residence – Category: Custom Home more than 4,000 s.f.