Residential

Stone Pond House

History
This lakeside property held a small cottage that the homeowners wanted to preserve as a guest house in addition to building a new home.

Assumption
Shoreline restrictions, as well as budget, would dictate the size of the home.

Approach
MPA designed a quintessential mountain lake cottage with simple roof lines that complemented the existing guest cottage.

Alchemy
An ideal location became the inspiration for a small, lakeside cottage with tremendous personality.

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Kucinski Residence

History
Originally the site of a doublewide modular home, this mountain top perch was the perfect place for a new build.

Assumption
Sweeping views of southern New Hampshire would lead the design of this new home.

Approach
While the modular home wasn’t salvageable, the 2,300 sq. ft. foundation was ready for new life. A high-performance envelope, very close to Net Zero, was the perfect pairing. MPA oriented the home toward the dramatic views and opened the primary living space toward the southern sun.

Alchemy
A full walk-out lower level lends itself to daylit space, while the main level is raised to capture the stunning views of the property.

Mills Residence

Francestown, NH

History
Permaculture farms are unique spaces where the environment informs a harmonious, sustainable and productive growing cycle.

Assumption
With the farm well into production, this property was ready for its main residence. A master plan for the property had already informed a location for the home. MVP was chosen out of five architectural firms to create this dwelling and accompanying livestock barn.

Approach
Harvested timber from the property provided the bones for this high-performance design which required passive and active solar systems.

Alchemy
This high-performance, north-facing home pairs a New England farmhouse aesthetic with modern elements such as lower-level glass walls, a deck, and an upper level porch, allowing for multiple views of the entire farm.

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Anderson Ewels

History
Highland Lake in Stoddard, New Hampshire is home to year-round residents and seasonal renters. The lake itself is almost 700 acres and offers both recreation and warm water fishing.

Assumption
In the Northeast, lake houses have an expected aesthetic that combines woodland charm with hearty livability.

Approach
When requested to double the size of this existing log home, MPA created a mountain lake aesthetic with an open floor plan including a great room for family gatherings.

Alchemy
Rather than copy the style of the existing home, MPA created a glass entrance that separates the two buildings with indoor and outdoor space between them.