Martin Brothers


French Country Retreat

The design for this new 5,527 sq. ft. custom home was influenced by traditional buildings seen in the French countryside, featuring stone masonry exterior and cottage-style detailing. Sustainability was a core design strategy for the building systems. The home was designed to set on the edge of the woods to buffer north and west winds, but overlooking a prairie grass meadow to the south. Features include passive solar design in the overall house layout including fenestration and main rooms on an east/west axis for good solar orientation, a geothermal closed loop heating system, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and three Rumford fireplaces. In this residence, modern technology pairs with traditional design to fulfill the client’s desire for a sustainable home.

1,200 sq ft carriage house addition with a stone and stucco exterior. Completely finished interior includes in-floor heat, security system, hot and cold water and Dur-a-gard epoxy floors. Gorgeous carriage house doors by Carriage House Door Company.

Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc.; Interior design by SP Interiors; home photos by Dave Hubler Photography; carriage house photos by Marie Kinney.

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