Yearly Archives: 2015

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Decision Time: Should I Build a Single-Story or Two-Story House?

-By Rick Reynolds One of the first decisions many new home buyers face involves whether to begin with a single-story or two-story space plan. Ultimately, how does one choose one over the other? While there are conflicting—and often very personal—opinions on this subject, depending on your home site and personal circumstances there can be certain [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:50+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Comments Off on Decision Time: Should I Build a Single-Story or Two-Story House?

Green School Movement Building with Bensonwood

by Rick Reynolds In the growing movement towards green schools as transformational hubs of their communities, Bensonwood is finding its montage building science and innovative materials use increasingly in demand. As a recent example, the Common Ground School—a high school, urban farm, and environmental center in New Haven, Connecticut (and Americas longest-running environmental charter school) [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:50+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Comments Off on Green School Movement Building with Bensonwood

Making a Difference: An Interview with Rheannon DeMond

by Rick Reynolds Q: Rheannon, you were one of 18 young professionals recently chosen by Business Monadnock, the Keene Sentinel, and the Keene Young Professionals Network for their annual “Trendsetters Awards”: the honor awarded to individuals who “contributed to the region’s economy and vitality.” You also just received your Passive House certification. Starting with the [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:50+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Comments Off on Making a Difference: An Interview with Rheannon DeMond

New Project Profile: A Modern Hamptons Beach House

by Rick Reynolds When Igal Toledano, a professional interior designer, mentioned building a modern coastal home he and his wife planned on retiring to, an associate of his (and past Bensonwood client) recommended he give us a call. Armed with a sketch, Mr. Toledano met with Bensonwood architect, Bill Holtz. Together, they refined the design [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:50+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Comments Off on New Project Profile: A Modern Hamptons Beach House