Holliston LEED House

This is the story of a family who built the first LEED "green" house in Holliston, Massachusetts. We were trying to spend no more than it would take to build an ordinary house,and maybe even succeeded. The dust is still settling.

Monday, February 23, 2009

West wing

In the west wing of the house, there are no timbers—it will be the laundry, pantry and guest room area, and is only one story. The structural insulated panels will stand alone (with one support wall and a ridge beam), living up to their name. In this shot, SCPB is just getting started with the mudroom side entrance.

This morning, we took delivery of our salvage kitchen cabinets, which came with a very nice set of granite countertop pieces. Not sure if they'll fit the new design, but we'll try. Right now, everything is living in the barn. Kudos to the South County team, who stepped into the breach when our boys pulled a "no show" for the unloading.



At March 16, 2009 at 9:54 AM , Blogger Guppie said...

How did you locate these cabinets? Did you simply visit/call a bunch of places and inquire about displays being retired? Did you have an "in" somewhere?

At March 16, 2009 at 3:44 PM , Blogger Erin said...

No, no "ins". I checked Craigs List daily (www.craigslist.org). Most metro areas have one. Starting in November, I checked at least 5 days a week first thing in the morning. When I saw this, with a photo, I knew it was what I was looking for b/c it was white (I'll have enough wood) and had display cabinets on top. Had to go to see that day (don't delay!) and put deposit down. Good luck.


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