The beloved architectural style known as Craftsman has undeniably British roots, yet it’s unmistakably American, from Oregon to Alabama to Illinois. Might that explain its enduring appeal?
Experimental ‘Rose Cottage’ is a test bed for sustainable homes
Insulation, photovoltaics, and placement and sizing of doors and windows all impact energy efficiency
The Rose Cottage — a 3,370-sf New Hampshire home designed by architect Harold Turner — is a test bed for the ROSE (Renewable energy production; Owner occupant-driven spatial design; Sustainable building practices; Energy efficient) construction method. Walls are R-40, the roof is R-60, and there's R-22 under the slab. There is also an interesting approach on careful placement and sizing to doors and windows in the house. A PV array provides 13.8 kW of power.