Sustainable modern farmhouse
Located in horse country on a sloping family farm, the Nagy residence is a modern farmhouse for a modern family. Like historic farmhouses, the Nagy home is sited and organized to optimize passive heating and cooling. But, unlike farmhouses which did not have the benefit of high-performance glass and insulation, the Nagy home is flooded with daylight. A central floating stairwell divides the open, family-oriented spaces from the more private offices and bedrooms. Natural materials, including reclaimed barn stone and salvaged cedar siding, provide warmth to the home while clean detailing gives them a more modern aesthetic. Systems include a combination of radiant flooring, geo-thermal, and solar panels.
Salvaged barn materials including stone foundation walls and cedar siding
Radiant floor heating/cooling integrated with passive solar design
Designed for “age-in-place”
Special Recognition Award for Design, Pennsylvania Council Society of American Registered Architects
Design Award of Honor, National Society of American Registered Architects
– Owner, Chester County Residence