High performance 'Passive House Project'
Barry Price Architecture / Black Oak Builders
Photography by Chris Kendall
This high performance home was built to 'Passive House Project Standards'. It is situated on an old blue-stone quarry nestled in the picturesque Catskill Mountain's.
The main roof support column was salvaged from the quarry site and along with the bar and privacy screen that Rowan crafted out of reclaimed oak it serves as the focal point of the grand room. The walls and ceilings are all recycled wood as are many of the custom cabinetry elements in this 'one of a kind' home. From the reclaimed oak barn-style doors to the master bed with its dramatic piece of reclaimed spalted maple as the headboard Rowan succeeding in fulfilling the homeowners’ goal of reusing and recycling found materials.
The kitchen is definitely central to this theme. Rowan built all the doors and drawer fronts out of reclaimed oak fitted into stainless steel frames. These elements, combined with the modern appliances and marble walls, create a unique contemporary kitchen, which serves this young modern family perfectly.