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North Shore

Stoddard, New Hampshire


This energy-efficient classic timber frame home was designed for an extended family that has vacationed in New England for generations. The broad faced cape home combines the rustic charm of a New Hampshire cottage with cutting-edge building technology and sustainability. The design requirements included blending in with the existing Lake House vernacular of the neighborhood and the heavily wooded lot. Equally important views of the surroundings from inside the house and the need to fit into the lakeside cottage community were considered. A wood shingle lake retreat complete with salvaged flooring, cornerstone fireplace and wood screen porch. The colors and textures of materials reflect the laid-back community and surroundings.






3,144 sq ft
3 bed 2 bath

Structure Details

Sustainably harvested timbers
R35 OB Plus wall
R44 roof


Screened-in porch
Built-in BBQ
Outdoor gas fireplace
Folding glass wall

Energy Details

Multi-zone radiant heating
High-efficiency Low E windows


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