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Minimalist Tred Avon River House Floats Above a Changing Maryland Landscape

by , 05/31/13



Robert M Gurney Architects, Tred Avon River, Maryland architecture, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, daylighting, geothermal energy, mitigate solar gain, solar energy, design in flood plains, floating homes

Comprised of three volumes, the Tred River residence has a 36 foot central volume, a 10 foot entry door and side lights, and a contrasting 12 foot volume that plays host to the garage and other service functions. Despite being entirely wrapped in glass, the home stays relatively cool during the humid summer months thanks to deep overhangs that mitigate solar gain.

In winter, the home is kept warm with solar tubes and in-floor radiant heating, and a geothermal mechanical system helps to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Located on “diamond point,” this gorgeous home lies at the end of a pine-lined gravel driveway, and getting there is like arriving in paradise.

+ Robert M Gurney Architects

Via Arch Daily

Photos © Maxwell MacKenzie

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