ProHOME: Flexibility in the Floor Plan
The completed house is durable, efficient, and attractive with a flexible floor plan on each level
Last spring, when designer Michael Maines, builder Mike Guertin, and Fine Homebuilding editorial director, Rob Yagid, sat down to sketch out ideas for the first ProHOME, they laid out basic goals: The house had to be modestly sized, energy smart, healthy, flexible, and durable. These targets guided the design process and the construction methods and products Maines used.
Our coverage has followed the build from breaking ground through framing to installing mechanicals, insulation, and drywall. Now, with the interior finishes and fixtures installed, the end result is a gracious, comfortable house that more than meets its energy performance objectives. In this wrap-up coverage of the 2016 ProHOME, we’ll show how Maines and interior designer Pamela Unwin-Barkley organized the floor plan and chose interior and exterior finishes to create a modern farmhouse that fits an established neighborhood, has a timeless appeal, and will adapt to the lifestyle changes of its future homeowners.
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