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The Endless Summer (or why I need a high-performance building envelope)

by Rick Reynolds Those of us living in the teeth-chattering deepfreeze of the northern tiers (and in houses built not that long ago) can only dream of living in the high performance houses of today. When the outside temperatures seem to tunnel through the walls and into one’s hands and feet despite the furnace running [...]

April 8th, 2015|Comments Off on The Endless Summer (or why I need a high-performance building envelope)

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 [...]

February 11th, 2015|Comments Off on New Project Profile: A Modern Hamptons Beach House

1st evoDOMUS – Bensonwood Project Underway

Architect's Rendering by Alexander Kolbe by Rick Reynolds When husband and wife architects Alexander and Michelle Kolbe, co-founders of evoDOMUS, a Cleveland-based firm, wanted to design and build high-quality, sustainable homes in the U.S., they went looking for a manufacturing partner who could match the quality of homes they built in Alexander’s native [...]

January 7th, 2015|5 Comments

Texas Prefab Lake House

by Rick Reynolds An admitted This Old House fanatic, Matt Risinger had grown up watching the PBS television series when, in 1989, a program aired that would change his life. The Wickwire Barn Series—the second time Bensonwood had appeared on the long running home improvement program— featured Tedd Benson and an old barn being converted [...]

January 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Project Update: Sustainable Family Lake House

by Rick Reynolds This energy-efficient lakeside home is designed for an extended family which has been vacationing in New England for generations. The home combines the rustic charm of a New Hampshire cottage with cutting-edge building technology and sustainability. At around 3100 sf, the design requirements were to blend in with the existing Lake House [...]

January 6th, 2015|2 Comments

Industry Insider: Tedd Benson – Timber Home Living

Industry Insider: Tedd Benson - Timber Home Living. One of the most celebrated homebuilders in America, Tedd Benson is a true champion of the traditional timber frame home — with a modern twist.  Tedd Benson, Founding Owner, Bensonwood & Unity Homes Ask any member of the timber frame community who has had a major impact [...]

January 5th, 2015|0 Comments