Modern living in an open layout was created via a linear floor plan that changes angle towards the rear of the house to accommodate a guest suite. Oversized windows encourage observance and enjoyment of the surrounding forest, marshlands, and beyond. Kiln-dried Douglas fir king post trusses with angled struts were employed to form the frame. A blonde-toned stain mutes the inherent warm orange tones in the Douglas fir for cooler and cleaner lines within the living spaces.
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We put a lot of thought into wood species choices, and into the articulation of structural connections. In the end, we chose to hide the structural-steel within the body of the truss, with only the finishing wood dowels showing. The execution and quality of the New Energy Works trusses was so exceptional that they became the main aesthetic driving force of the house.
–Olivia Demetriou, FAIA, Architect