When long-time residents of the Seacoast were looking to build a new home for their family, they envisioned a house that would blend the look of a traditional New England-style with highly energy-efficient materials and systems.
Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Several years ago it might have been, but that was before Mighty Roots was formed.
Q: What do you get when you combine a beautiful setting and a highly talented design/build company?
Fall/Winter 2017 – Enhancing an Up-and-coming Neighborhood
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is a city that is rich in both history and contemporary cultural life, making it a very popular place to live. One of the city’s coolest, developing neighborhoods is the Northern Tier. And one of the coolest developments in that neighborhood is 233 Vaughn Street, a commercial & residential, mixed-use collaboration between Chinburg Properties and CJ Architects.
We asked Jenn Goodson at Chinburg Properties to describe some of the details of this 4-story stunner.
Spring/Summer 2017 – Dave & Harold Tackle Their Own Home Improvement Projects
This section of our Builder’s Guide usually showcases large, architect- designed homes, yet a significant portion of the materials that leaves our warehouse ends up going to smaller, “home improvement” projects. So in this issue we’re highlighting projects recently completed on the homes of two Selectwood employees, Dave Hill and Harold Dyer.
After spending the first summer season in their New Castle, NH, vacation home, the owners decided to move in year-round. Enter D.D. Cook Builders…
A couple of years ago, the Eldreds purchased a house in New Castle, NH, overlooking the Piscataqua River and the causeway to Portsmouth. The original idea was to use it as a summer getaway. Yet after spending just one summer season, they loved the location so much they decided to turn the property into their primary residence. They wanted a traditional style home that fit into the historic fabric of New Castle, but they also wanted it to be sizable enough that they could entertain and host family and friends without feeling crowded.
Spring/Summer 2016 – First Plat House in Maine
When Ann Kendall decided to downsize from her home in York, she made a decision to build what she called her “forever house.” She wanted a design that would take full advantage of a bucolic view, be energy-efficient and low maintenance. Enter the Plat House.
Often we’re writing about projects that include a client, architect and contractor. In this Project Spotlight the architect is also the client. What a fascinating opportunity to see how an architect designs in 2015 to suit his priorities when he isn’t attending to the desires of a client.
Tom Beard is a seasoned architect who is the proprietor of TS Beard Architecture of Ipswich, MA. Tom primarily designs residential architecture with much of his work concentrated on Cape Cod and the Islands. We had a chance to photograph Tom’s new property and learn more how his new completely renovated home became a reality.
The homeowner of this beautiful seaside cottage had a dilemma: What do you do when you own a beautiful vacation home on a property you really love, but it’s becoming too small for your expanding family? It was hard to give up on a family home that overlooks the ocean on the New Hampshire seacoast.
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
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