Arts and Crafts Goes Off-Grid

Our clients wanted a custom home to comfortably accommodate their immediate family of four as well as visits from the wife’s nine siblings! Privacy, low maintenance, aging in place, durability and energy efficiency were also important elements to incorporate into their new home.

The Problems

The homeowners lived in a standard colonial in a typical neighborhood before encountering a tree-filled residential parcel hidden between two developed neighborhoods. This parcel included the privacy they longed for and an opportunity to build an energy efficient home.

“How do we fix this?”


Project Size

7018 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths


New two-story custom home with a walk-out lower level.


  • Solution 1 – Locate the home to preserve privacy
  • Solution 2 – Strategize on construction techniques to maximize efficiency (result: Durisol block with SIP roof)
  • Solution 3 – Create an interior that focuses on the comfort for the family of 4 while easily accommodating 40+ for regular events.
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Designed By

Meadowlark Design Team

Project Manager

Moeller Builders Inc


  • Solution 1 – Maximize natural light
  • Solution 2 – Maximize use of natural materials
  • Solution 3 – Maximize spaces for efficient flow

The Results

Meadowlark designed the home to achieve the highest level of LEED certification possible. Our in-house crews installed a Durisol insulated form foundation and walls and Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for the roof. Meadowlark’s architectural design incorporated numerous details, including two 15th-century limestone fireplace columns from Spain, decorative metalwork and art pieces created by family members. The home also features Meadowlark custom cabinetry throughout.

“We are just harvesting the natural energy all around us with this home.”

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Meadowlark Custom Cabinetry

LEED certification

Low maintenance